Trump says 'bad environmental laws' are making wildfires worse in California

Aug 06, 2018, 06:24
Trump says 'bad environmental laws' are making wildfires worse in California

Crews battling a deadly wildfire in northern California faced a resurgence of gusty winds on Thursday, hampering progress they were making this week to keep the blaze from spreading further.

"They were working in risky terrain, performing electric power restoration work, when he suffered a fatal injuries associated with a vehicle accident", said company spokesperson Melissa Subbotin.

PG&E power company identified the worker today as Jairus Ayeta, who was killed in a remote area of Shasta county where crews were working to restore electricity.

California currently has 21 fires burning, with the Carr Fire near Redding now ranking as the state's 15th largest in wildfire history after burning 154,524 acres, according to Cal Fire.

The blaze, stoked by drought-parched vegetation and triple-digit temperatures, has killed six people and reduced 1,555 structures to smoldering ruins, including 10,600 homes.

"The Mendocino Complex Fire has charred more than 254,000 acres, making it the fifth largest blaze in California's history", AccuWeather said on its website.

Yosemite Valley and other areas of the park have been closed to tourists since July 25 because of heavy smoke from the fire, which has burned almost 100 square miles (259 square kilometers) and is only partially contained. At least 89 structures have been destroyed, half of which were residential homes, and about 9,200 remain under threat.

A blackened landscape is shown from wildfire damage near Keswick, California.

"Fire season is really just beginning", said California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection chief Ken Pimlott.

"It is being diverted into the Pacific Ocean".

On Thursday, the National Weather Service said that, according to preliminary information, the winds of the column were moving at speeds of 143 miles per hour, classifying it as an EF-3 tornado on the Enhanced Fujita scale, which rates tornado intensity on a range of zero to five. "New fires will grow rapidly out of control, in some cases people may not be able to evacuate safely in time should a fire approach", the weather service said in its bulletin for the Mendocino area north of San Francisco.

Dykema says the whirl started when hot air from the exceptionally hot fire rose and twisted tightly, creating a powerful tornado of flames and wind.

There are 17 major fires burning throughout California. In all, they have destroyed hundreds of homes and killed eight people. He told reporters Wednesday that "nature is very powerful, and we're not on the side of nature".

The California Highway Patrol closed Highway 108 eastbound at Eagle Meadow Road and westbound at Dardanelle Resort on Saturday because of the fast-growing fire, which is burning in steep and rough terrain in the Stanislaus National Forest, according to the newspaper. The Bee reports that a mandatory evacuation order was issued for the area, including all campgrounds and homes.

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