Fires in Northern California prompted Governor Gavin Newsom to declare a state of emergency Friday in four counties.

For 12 days, there was a fight against a huge fire in California, called Dixie. The fire spreads over an area of ​​more than 77,140 hectares, destroying buildings and endangering many others. More than 5,000 firefighters and other service representatives are involved in putting it out.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) confirmed that Dixie, which erupted on July 14, destroyed 16 residential, commercial and other buildings. 10,700 buildings are threatened in Bute and Plumas counties.

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CNN reported, citing local government officials, that low humidity and limited access to remote, steep terrain made it difficult for firefighters to operate.

The damage assessment team investigates the extent of the damage when conditions are safer. They were considered “extremists” on Sunday.

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Fires in Northern California prompted Governor Gavin Newsom to declare a state of emergency Friday in four counties: Alpine, Lassen, Plumas and Butte. The latter was the site of the deadliest and most devastating fires in California history in 2018.

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According to the National Fire Center (NIFC), Dixie is just one of 86 major fires across the country, raging 566,560 hectares. Many of them are burning in the western United States.

Authorities announced Sunday that Alpine and El Dorado County police offices will begin escorting evacuees to fire-prone areas so they can retrieve pets and important documents as safety is required.

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