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Delta Fire Scorches Cover 15,000 Acres In Less Than A Day

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Luis Gutierrez, Podcast Director

There have been fires raging through northern California for some time now. A current event took a toll that no one really expected. The Delta Fire had originally started as 3 different ones then merged into one fire. At one of the peaks of the fire, it was covering one mile an hour.

The Firefighters had been holding off the fire for some time. It was going smooth, thanks to the temperature and humidity. Due to the embers flying everywhere they had to deal with random fires starting up. The winds going at 15-20 mph made it diffucult, and the temperature being roughly mid-90s.

Experts are betting on the fire to move even further over the next 12 hours. It’s also expected to head east towards an area already affected by the Hiza fire. A 46,000 blaze that’s 75% contained.

The Hiza fire is mostly in forest area, a good distance from any actual land with people. The Delta now threats areas where people live. The Shasta County Sheriff issued a mandatory evacuation. On Wednesday the I-5 the highway used to leave the country had vehicles that were abandoned and even caught flame. But a lot of first responders were there to help and reduce the damage as much as possible.

When the fire had started the police had sent officers to help direct traffic for people to get out.

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Delta Fire Scorches Cover 15,000 Acres In Less Than A Day