Hell near Doyle in the northeastern Sierra Nevada region has doubled in size in recent days as it rushed through dry wood amid record temperatures in the region.
As 20 mph winds pushed him toward the Nevada border on Friday, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office asked people to evacuate parts of the rural communities of Ranch Haven and Flanagan Flats north of Reno. .
Almost 1,000 firefighters, aided by planes, are battling the blaze, known as the Beckwourth Complex Fire, but it is only 11% contained.
This is just one of many lightning-triggered wildfires raging across the United States, with parts of Oregon, Arizona and Idaho also affected.
An evacuation order was also issued for residents of parts of Oregon, north of Beatty and near Sprague River.
This fire threatens the power lines that send electricity to California.
The state’s electricity grid manager has also asked customers to limit the amount of devices they use to save energy.
California Governor Gavin Newsom has issued an emergency proclamation suspending certain regulations to ensure the state has the power it needs.
Death Valley National Park in California on Friday recorded a high of 54.4 ° C (129.92 ° F) which, if verified, would be the highest U.S. temperature since July 1913, when the highest temperature ever reliably measured on Earth has been recorded – a 56.6 ° C (133.88 F). However, some experts remain skeptical about the 1913 record, and if that were excluded, Friday’s temperature would be one of the hottest on record across the world.
During the heatwave, authorities in Death Valley warned hikers not to venture out after 10 a.m.
More than a dozen homes have been destroyed in recent days in the latest fires in California.
In north-central Arizona, a fire in Yavapai County was 29% under control and in Idaho, Governor Brad Little declared a state of emergency on Friday and mobilized the National Guard to l ‘State to help control the fire.