Is #California finally Unlivable? | Oby Oriji Blog
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Smoke from the wildfires ripping across the Western U.S. nearly blocked out the sun in Northern California on Wednesday.⁣ ⁣ Strong winds are likely to continue to fuel the extraordinary number of fires burning in California, Oregon and Washington State. Evacuation orders are in effect in some counties.⁣ ⁣ Nearly 2.3 million acres of land have burned in California this year — or about 20 times what had burned at this time last year — and there have been 2,650 more fires than at this point in 2019. ⁣ ⁣ The Creek fire, which ignited on Friday evening, has burned 152,000 acres — 5 times the size of San Francisco — and is still out of control. Over the weekend and into Tuesday afternoon, the National Guard airlifted hundreds of civilians out of the Sierra National Forest and away from the fire, their exits trapped by a dense ring of flames. Pilots involved in the rescues said it was the most harrowing flying of their careers. ⁣ ⁣ California is not alone in battling an unprecedented fire season.⁣ ⁣ In Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee said that 330,000 acres had burned across the state, more than what burned in each of the last 12 fire seasons. In the small town of Malden, nearly all of the homes and municipal buildings — including the post office and fire department — were burned to the ground.⁣ ⁣ In Oregon, the fires have torched hundreds of thousands of acres and forced the evacuation of much of Medford, a city of more than 80,000 people about 30 miles north of the California border. ⁣ ⁣ Tap the link in our bio for the latest about the wildfires. Photo from the Bear Fire in Oroville, California on Wednesday by Josh Edelson/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images.⁣

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