In the United States, raging fires. More than 8 thousand firefighters battling major fires in 7 points in California. The suspect was arrested for allegedly beginning a fire that destroyed 175 houses and businesses North of San Francisco. Less than 4 hours, five acres of land was at the mercy of the elements.
CBS News confirmed that at least two firefighters were injured. Fast moving flames destroyed several buildings and paralyzed rail traffic, including freight train.
Fire even closed the main highway connecting Los Angeles and Las Vegas, and threatened power lines. Gusty winds and high temperatures allow fire to move on. The fire is moving towards more settlements.
The fire went through the city centre, destroying 175 homes and businesses. Witnesses tell how they are lucky that they are at this time heading to the store. "We are very fortunate," said the man.
In California, selected prisoners may sometimes be called upon to help efforts to contain the fire. One of the men has been in the program for two months before he received parole.
The Governor of California declared a state of emergency for the area, which means people living here will receive the necessary assistance to begin the recovery process.
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