Wildfires continue to harass Californians

Wildfires continue to harass Californians

Continuing to harass Californians as well as the state's fire department, one more wildfire erupted in the remote mountain town of Julian and raged throughout the night.

Daniel Berlant, a spokesperson for the California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection, said on Sunday that the Monticello Fire expanded in size to 11 square miles, and firefighters managed to contain 30 per cent of it. The day earlier, the Yolo County fire had engulfed nearly 8 square miles.

Berlant added that firefighters trying to extinguish the wildfire on the southeast shore of Lake Berryessa successfully defended nearby forty houses from the blaze.

Speaking on the topic, he further said, "The fire burned right up to the homes. The firefighters took a stand and were able to protect the homes as it was raging through the neighborhood."

The houses had previously been evacuated.

The golden State has suffered numerous destructive wildfires since the start of this year, mainly due to severe dry conditions across the state. The severity of the situation can be gauged from the fact that the state has been under drought emergency right from the start of this year.

One of the most destructive wildfires in the recent times took place last week in Napa County of Northern California. The Butts fire burned more than 4,300 acres and forced nearly 500 people to evacuate their homes.

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