California's Dixie Fire rages as temperatures expected to rise across US

El fuego, which is just 18% contained, was started 10 hace días, though the cause is still under investigation by Cal Fire.

As firefighters worked to battle the Dixie Fire’s flames in Butte and Plumas counties, Gobernador demócrata. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on Friday for Plumas, Butte, Lassen and Alpine countieswhere fires have collectively destroyed homes, forced evacuations and damaged critical infrastructure.

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Newsom dijo the wildfires were causingconditions of extreme peril to the safety of persons and property.

Su proclamation opens the way for more state support.

Firefighter Jesse Forbes rubs his head while battling the Dixie Fire near Prattville in Plumas County, Calif., el viernes, mes de julio 23, 2021.

Firefighter Jesse Forbes rubs his head while battling the Dixie Fire near Prattville in Plumas County, Calif., el viernes, mes de julio 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

The Dixie Fires is just one of the more than 83 fires and complexes that have burned 1,366,587 acres nationwide.

13 “new large fireswere reported yesterday, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.

Por poco 22,000 wildland firefighters and support personnel are working to fight the wildfires, including the Golden State’s lightning-sparked Tamarack Fire south of Lake Tahoe.

sin embargo, while cooler weather has aided in the effort for much of the West Coast, windy conditions have obstructed progress in Alpine County and meteorologists are warning that another heat wave will grip much of the U.S. this weekend and into next week.

The National Weather Service (NWS) said Saturday that an Excessive Heat Watch was already issued over parts of Idaho and eastern Oregon, where temperatures are expected to rise into the 100s through Sunday.

Most of the Lower-48 will observe above normal temperatures through at least the first half of the week with a heat wave building into the Northern Plains. mientras tanto, la Southwest and portions of the Noreste will be below average thanks to widespread cloud cover,” the NWS Weather Prediction Center tweeted Saturday morning.

Firefighters monitor a backfire they lit to stop the Dixie Fire from spreading near Prattville in Plumas County, Calif., el viernes, mes de julio 23, 2021. AP Photo/Noah Berger

Firefighters monitor a backfire they lit to stop the Dixie Fire from spreading near Prattville in Plumas County, Calif., el viernes, mes de julio 23, 2021. AP Photo/Noah Berger

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