The US state of California is witnessing large-scale fires this year, and they are believed to be unprecedented for nearly 33 years.
California firefighting teams announced that the fires that the state witnessed this year, many of which are still raging, have so far consumed more than 8,000 square kilometers, noting that this area of fires has not been seen before in 33 years.
Fire brigade spokeswoman Lynn Tolmachov said, “This is the first time in 33 years that we have crossed two million acres (8,000 square kilometers),” according to what AFP reported.
“This is definitely a record. We are still far from the end of the fire season,” Tolmachov added, expecting the area to increase.
According to fire brigades, more than 14,100 personnel were struggling to extinguish 24 forest fires raging across the Pacific state.
And at least 7 people have been killed by fires this year in the state, while about 3,800 buildings were damaged or destroyed, according to the same source.