California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on the territory of the country due to the heatwave and the resulting wildfires.
Earlier, the US national weather service reported that a temperature of 54.4 degrees Celsius was recorded in Death Valley.
Earlier it was reported that hundreds of residents of California are urgently fleeing from their penthouses and luxury villas. The state is attacked by lightning and “fire devils” – so-called tornadoes that appear during fires.
Recorded more than 30 active seats of fire. A third of the fires occurred in the past two days. Intense heat and frequent thunderstorms contribute to the spread of fire. Authorities warn of mass blackouts. Problems with electricity will happen in the homes of 3 million people, with power outages have already faced hundreds of thousands of consumers. The heat will not subside until the end of the week and will continue to move along the West coast of the United States.
Under attack is a major national Park, where just noticed a red-hot vortex, as well as San Francisco and areas North of Los Angeles. Two dozen houses there have already been burned to the ground. Almost 5 thousand are at risk. It is not possible to stop the flames because of the strong wind and abnormal heat.