In California, thousands of people are forced to flee their respective homes following a lightning-sparked wildfire, striking the northern region of the US state on Saturday. Reports revealed that hundreds of fire fighters from various regions were sent there; to protect homes and commercial buildings.
It is believed that during the past three days; more than 12,000 acres of forest have already been engulfed by the raging flames in northern California. Several communities in at least two major towns i.e. Manton and Shingletown were served mandatory evacuation orders, said authorities.
Latest updates from the fire-hit areas suggest that no deaths or injuries were reported resulting off the blaze; that has yet to be contained. A Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California spokeswoman Mary Anne Aldrich said Sunday that at least 7 homes were completely destroyed by the so-called Ponderosa fire.
She further conveyed that the flames were likely to engulf nearly 3,000 or more homes while some 1,000 fire fighters struggled to contain ever-growing wildfire. Three helicopters were also dispatched to the region along with at least 20 water tenders to contain the horrifying fire’s growth, further said officials.
Meanwhile, though the actual cause of fire was not determined yet but the officials believed it resulted off a series of lightning strikes reported from the area.