California Hotshots Move from Fire to Fire During Wildfire Season

Firefighters battling wildfires in Northern California have had little time for respite this season. Many of the 2,000 hotshots taking a stand against a fire ravaging Lower Lake and Napa counties on Wednesday were just recently peeled off a massive fire nearby that destroyed 43 homes in 109 square miles, reports csmonitor.com.

The new fire in Lake and Napa counties has forced at least 150 people into evacuation as it was threatening 50 structures. No homes have been destroyed so far and no injuries have been reported.

By Wednesday firefighters were able to contain the fire by 16 percent but fire officials expect that the battle to fully tamp out the blaze could last until.

The fire began on Sunday few miles from Lower Lake and quickly leapt from Lake County into the famed wine-growing region of Napa County. So far, vineyards have not been threatened.

 

There are currently 16 active wildfires across California and some 11,000 firefighter are on the ground fighting the fire throughout the state.

In Southern California, a burning home in rural Riverside county caused a temporary evacuation. Officials say one person from the motor home was burned, but crews were able to contain the fire and the evacuation has since been lifted.

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