Weather conditions aid firefighters in Arizona

Weather conditions aid firefighters in Arizona

Weather conditions aid firefighters in Arizona

Brown said the town of 40,000 had been shrouded in smoke from the fire since it began last Saturday, with the streets filled with people "packing up and getting out".

More than 600 Arizona firefighters are bracing for persistent windy conditions as they battle a northern Arizona fire that has charred 32 square miles (83 square kilometres ) of dense shrubbery.

And in California, multiple wildfires have also triggered dozens of evacuations and burned homes and cars, reports The Los Angeles Times.

Authorities say a blaze pushed by winds is flashing through tinder-dry brush in foothills near the town of Highland in San Bernardino County.

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"Not only do our hearts go out to those who have been displaced, but ... as always, we are indebted to the firefighters, first responders and local community leaders who are managing and fighting this fire, as well as the many other fires throughout the state right now".

The fire has burned more than 20,000 acres, forcing evacuations and the closure of portions of State Route 69. Similarly, an incident sparked a massive wildfire in California, which was when a auto in Los Angeles crashed into a tree, which sparked a fire that spread around quickly due to humidity and burnt nearly 750 acres of land in just three hours. However, it doesn't seem to be growing. A wildfire in a rugged inland area of Southern California grew substantially overnight.

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Yavapai County spokesman David McAtee said Wednesday about 3,400 people in the area have been affected by the fire and roughly 3,000 structures in the evacuated areas were at risk but officials were not immediately sure how many are homes.

Weather is expected to continue hot and dry, with gusts as high as 25 miles per hour (40 kph).

The fire is the largest in the nation at 201 square kilometres.

Containment is estimated at 40 percent.

A force of about 1,000 fire personnel, backed by airplane tankers dumping payloads of flame-retardant chemicals, are trying to safeguard the most heavily populated areas on the northeastern fringe of the blaze, Davila said.

Baker was one of almost 2,000 people who fled a wildfire that has charred 32 square miles (83 square kilometers) of dense shrubbery over the same area devastated by a blaze that killed 19 firefighters four years ago.

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