On Wednesday, an Arizona fire expanded three times in arizona, burning down structures and forcing thousands to shift from the area. According to the U.S. Force Service Statement, the tunnel fire swept unpopulated areas in the hills and valleys in the north zone of arizona.
The release said that the fire had burned about 16,625 acres of land, which is larger than the area of Manhattan.
Destruction by fire to nature and inhabitants
The fire has forced around 2000 residents to shift to safer places, the Coconino County board of supervisors said. Around 25 structures were burned down, as the fire moved along Wupatki Trails and Timberline Estate communities, built in the pine forest, the country’s sheriff said.
According to data from the Desert Research Institute and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, there is an increase in the average temperature of the area of about 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit as compared to the past century. People died due to the fire while trying to evacuate. Similarly, thousands were forced to shift their locations. The remains of the dead couple were addressed on Thursday at their home after their families told police about the evacuation, but they didn’t succeed. It was the first reported fatality after the fire broke out. According to the local officials, the fire has destroyed around 207 houses and burned around 5.736 acres of land since it started on Tuesday this week.
Wind gusts of up to 90 mph (144 kmph) destroyed forest canons along with the homes of the residents. The town’s middle school was surrounded by smoke on three sides. Children were evacuated by parents and teachers, as acknowledged through social media.
Other states with climate change
As the southwest is hit by climate change, it can be seen that fire season has started in New Mexico, as races blaze through the grasslands, while some parts haven’t seen the worst drought in the past 500 years.
Current Situations of arizona
The fire investigation team is currently working on the cause of the fire in arizona. Officials are also providing temporary shelters for the people of arizona. Also, 260 firefighters are working with 24 fire engines, one air attack plane, and a helicopter. Also, the officials are also concerned about the flooding in the upcoming season, weather threat to the community.
Published by: Ifa Zamzami