CALIFORNIA: More than 12,000 firefighters are battling to contain the massive California Fire which has forced more than 100.000 people to flee their homes.
The blazes have killed six people. At least 43 are injured, including fire fighters. Hundreds of building have been burned down and thousand more are in danger.
More than 12,000 dry lightning has sparked 560 fires, some of which are larges ever seen in history. The fire has burned a total of 915,000 acres of land.
At least 22 fire are said to be major out of hundreds of fires which has left the neighborhood into ashes and smoldering ruins.
Thousands of firefighters are struggling to contain the fire but there are too many fires and not enough resources to protect and prevent more homes from being torched. Some of the firefighters are working on 24-hour shifts.
Cal Fire resource management spokeswoman Christine McMorrow said one of the reasons for lack of resources that there are fewer prison inmates as they were released during the Covid-19 pandemic. The inmate firefighters being an integral part of firefighting operations, the early release has left them with 600 fewer firefighters.