Canada From his cabanon in California, he chose to face the fires
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© supplied by the point d e the lightning, wind, a high mercury and an alarming drought: the American West already ravaged Through the fires prepared at worst Friday facing a cocktail of weather forecasts for the emergence of new fires this weekend. It is in the state of Oregon, just north of California, that the situation is the most disturbing. The Bootleg Fire, a fire already bigger than the city of New York, keeps fat.
"Many people think we are irresponsible." The smoke of a huge fire in California plunged Jon Cappleman's cabin into an ocher fog, but no question of evacuating. If the flames of the Dixie Fire arrive to his property, the sexagenarian assures him: he is ready to face them.
to protect his rustic remains - nestled in the pines near the Bourg of Twain - Everything has been thought up to the most thorough details.
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For several days, a pump aspires water from a nearby stream and transports it to its property in blue hoses. Jon Cappleman uses him to water the ground thoroughly in front of his shed and make sure it is always wet.
all year long, his wife and also took care to brush off the surroundings of their house. Their goats take care of the corners they could have missed.
- turkeys, hens, goats, cats -
"It does not break bricks, but that Walking, "says the man in the black cap, flocked with an American flag.
installed in the valley since 1982, the Dixie Fire is the eighth major fire at which he is confronted.
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Video: United States: A gigantic fire raged in California and drags evacuation (Le Figaro)
The latter is "the biggest" he has seen from his life.
Fault of global warming? He sweeps with a reverse of the hand.
"I do not think climate change has anything to do with it."
Suddenly, a huge noise pierces the sky. A few hundred meters, a tree damaged by the flames has just collapsed. "It's been days that it is like that, that we hear those big + Boum +", entrusts Jon, a little worried by inspecting the conifers that surround his home.
"I slept 25 hours during the last week," deplores the old man by lighting a cigarette. The fireplace has no more current for three days.
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So why not decamp, like the others?
"You do not confide the safety of your family to strangers," he says.
Can not transport the 5 turkeys, 30 hens, 10 goats and 6 cats that surpass its property. No, you have to stay. He spits his megot to turn it off.
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Six fire trucks are parked at the foot of its 5 hectare property and monitor the progression of the flames.
"There is a fire at the top of this hill that could potentially have an impact on these houses", warns Jason Serrano, responsible for a firefighters regiment.
The Dixie Fire is so big that he now generates his own lightning, making his trajectory even more uncertain.
"But we have identified those who have decided to stay and we will be able to prevent them if you have to evacuate urgently," he supports.
A group of firefighters are approaching to inspect the property of Jon Cappleman. The host is happy to visit, visibly quite proud of its logistics operation. They point a storage room open a few meters, littered in bulk of an old bike, cables ... "I have a little shame", blows the old man. "It could trigger a fire."
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"The kind of view that hurts the heart": Thomas Pesquet is alarmed from the .
space in orbit around the Earth from the International Space Station (ISS), French astronaut Thomas Pesquet was shocked to see The smoke of Turkish fires 400 kilometers from the Earth. © ESA / NASA-T. Pesquet Fires that ravage southern Europe are so important that they are visible from space. Our French representative revolving around the Earth has witnessed the environmental disaster that currently occurs in Turkey and Greece.