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Firefighters Battling Two Major California Wildfires

He believes the Trump administration will provide a more receptive audience for his plea.The blaze broke out late Monday afternoon and quickly grew to almost 1.5 square miles, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said. Besides the evacuation of 1,500 people in the area, 13 homes have been destroyed and as of Tuesday, containment is at only 10 percent.A fire weather watch is also in effect Wednesday afternoon through evening.CAL FIRE said on June 22 that firefighters have responded to 1,878 wildfires, burning over 19,000 acres, since January 1, representing a threefold increase compared with the same time past year. Fox News is reporting that Utah forestry officials’ Wildland Fire Prevention and Education team says preliminary statistics to date for wildfires in Utah indicate human activities were responsible for approximately 91 percent of the wildfires in 2017 which have already burned approximately 73,000 acres. More than 500 firefighters were battling the blaze. Till now, more than 16 million residents of wildfire affected regions spreading over three western states suffering from multiple calamities, which are heat waves and increasing temperature and ever increasing wildfires at another. “We’re going to lose our watershed and we’re going to lose our soils and we’re going to lose our wildlife and were going to lose our scenery – the very things you people wanted to protect”.An image posted by fire officials on Twitter showed two massive plumes of smoke swirling toward the sky over a blackened hilly landscape in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, one of the environmental groups Noel blamed, said climate change and suppressing naturally occurring fires are the reasons Utah’s forests are inordinately flammable. “This is a direct outgrowth of the rhetoric of fear and hate coming out of the Trump administration”.Another out-of-control wildfire, this one on California’s Central Coast, has forced more than 200 people to evacuate near San Luis Obispo.Mandatory evacuations for dozens of homes were called for in a wildfire in rugged foothills east of Los Angeles that broke out Tuesday, but residents there were allowed back home within a few hours. Meanwhile, “red flag” warnings remain in place because of the chance of more windy, dry and warm weather.After burning through 77 square miles of land, a wildfire raging through Utah since June 17 is considered the biggest active wildfire in the U.S. About 250 residents were ordered from their homes in the area of Santa Margarita after the blaze erupted Monday, but on Tuesday night they were told they could return home.