7 Reasons Why We Should Be Afraid of Thomas Fire – Numbers and Photos (Infographic)

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More than week California has been dealing with six raging blazes. The huge number of destroyed structures, few people dead and thousands of acres burned down.

Nexter has gathered the key facts about California natural catastrophe.  

1. Thomas fire one of the largest ones

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*Thomas Fire is currently under investigation and can easily jump on a higher place.

Thomas Fire is now the fifth largest wildfire in modern California history.  Beginning on the fifth of December, California blazes are the true nightmare for every California citizen.

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According to Cal Fire, 6 fires have collectively destroyed nearly 230,000 acres.

2. Destroyed more than 1,000 structures

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Thomas fire has taken the third place in the number of destroyed buildings. Cedar fire has demolished about 2800 structures and Witch fire – nearly 1650.

More than 25,000 buildings are threatened. Imagine how many people are left without home, how many precious things and memories have died in the fire.

3. About 94,000 people were evacuated

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More than 94,000 people were forced to leave their homes.

4. The cost of fighting the fire is currently $48 million

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The great amount of money was spent on fighting with this natural disaster. Unfortunately, the costs will definitely grow.

5. About 10,000 firefighters are currently trying to stop the blaze

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Nearly 6,000 firefighters were trying to stop the Thomas Fire. Thousands more firefighters from different states – Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington state – has come to help with five other blazes.

6. The winds to spread fire

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Source: businessinsider.com

Winds speed of up to 80 mph and make it even worse. You can see on the picture the deadly impact of the winds. We do hope that the winds will shift and hopefully die down, stopping the spreading of the fire blazes.

7. No rain for the next two weeks

 

Source: Google

Forecasts show no rain for California for the next 10-14 days. The hot and dry weather in California is also a reason for the fast spread of California’s fires.

Winds will continue to speed up to 20 to 40 mph next week.

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