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World California wildfire destroys 1 home, prompts new evacuations

12:50  02 august  2020
12:50  02 august  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Portugal blaze under control, but firefighters on alert

  Portugal blaze under control, but firefighters on alert Portugal blaze under control, but firefighters on alertThe wildfire had raged in the municipality of Oleiros since Saturday and spread to two neighbouring municipalities on Sunday.

A wildfire northwest of Palm Springs flared up Saturday afternoon, prompting authorities to issue new evacuation orders as firefighters fought the blaze in Hundreds of people in foothill neighborhoods north of Beaumont fell under mandatory evacuation orders, One home has been destroyed .

Evacuations increasing as California wildfires spread. The Apple Fire grew exponentially overnight, spreading across some 2,000 acres. One home has been destroyed . Herrera said firefighters were having difficulty assessing the damage because the charred ground was too hot to walk on.

a person riding a bike down a dirt road: A firefighter battles a brush fire at the Apple Fire in Cherry Valley, California, on Saturday. A wildfire northwest of Palm Springs flared up Saturday afternoon, prompting authorities to issue new evacuation orders as crews fought the blaze in triple-degree heat. © Provided by Daily Mail A firefighter battles a brush fire at the Apple Fire in Cherry Valley, California, on Saturday. A wildfire northwest of Palm Springs flared up Saturday afternoon, prompting authorities to issue new evacuation orders as crews fought the blaze in triple-degree heat.

A wildfire that has destroyed at least 12,000 acres northwest of Palm Springs flared up Saturday, with evacuation orders for nearly 8,000 people in more than 2,500 households as firefighters fought the blaze in triple-degree heat.

Hundreds of firefighters battle central Portugal blaze

  Hundreds of firefighters battle central Portugal blaze Hundreds of firefighters battle central Portugal blazeThe wildfire has been raging in the municipality of Oleiros since Saturday afternoon but it has now spread to two neighbouring municipalities and has already forced the precautionary evacuation of several people.

A wildfire northwest of Palm Springs flared up Saturday, with evacuation orders for thousands of people as crews fought the blaze in triple-degree heat. Flames leapt along brushy ridge tops and came close to homes while some 375 firefighters attacked it from the ground and air, authorities said.

A wildfire northwest of Palm Springs flared up Saturday afternoon, prompting authorities to issue new evacuation orders as crews fought the blaze in Hundreds of people in foothill neighborhoods north of Beaumont fell under mandatory evacuation orders, One home has been destroyed .

An unspecified number of homes were in the path of the flames but were not in imminent danger, CalFire captain Fernando Herrera told the Riverside Press-Enterprise.

The blaze, which began as two adjacent fires, was reported shortly before 5pm on Friday in Cherry Valley, an unincorporated area near the city of Beaumont in Riverside County.

Flames leapt along brushy ridge tops and came close to homes while some 375 firefighters attacked it from the ground and air, authorities said.

The blaze, dubbed the Apple Fire, doubled in size overnight and is over 18 square miles.

About 7,800 people have been told to evacuate over 2,500 homes, according to fire officials.

Hundreds of people in foothill neighborhoods north of Beaumont fell under mandatory evacuation orders.

French forest fire consumes home, forces evacuations

  French forest fire consumes home, forces evacuations A wildfire fanned by soaring temperatures tore through a pine forest in southwestern France on Thursday, burning down at least one house and forcing dozens to flee their homes. "At the end of my street the flames were approaching the homes and they were very strong -- we all jumped in our cars," a resident of the coastal Anglet municipality near tourism hotspot Biarritz told AFP. Around 100 firefighters and two water bombers tried to beat back the fire, which consumed one home and around 40 hectares (100 acres) of the Chiberta forest by 10:30pm, the local prefecture said.

California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency over the weekend. "This is a fire that quickly spread," he said, urging residents in the evacuation zone, which More than a million homes and businesses were without power on Monday morning, most of those from planned outages.

Wildfires are burning out of control in San Diego County, where at least 30 homes have been destroyed and thousands of homes and businesses have been

One home has been destroyed.

Herrera said firefighters were having difficulty assessing the damage because the charred ground was too hot to walk on.

The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning as Southern California found itself in the midst of a heat wave.

The mercury hit 105 degrees in Palm Springs by Saturday afternoon.

The weather service said 'dangerously hot conditions' were expected to continue into evening because of high pressure over the region.

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