Two California Wildfires Merge Into One

Evacuations have been ordered.

The Dixie and Fly wildfires have merged in northern California. Crews and officials are battling the Plumas National Forest fire that has burned more than 190,000 acres. They are bracing for the possibility that smoke columns could spawn lightning storms capable of igniting more blazes.

Over 5,000 personnel are working to contain the fire. More than 150 structures have also been burned. Evacuations have been ordered in a number of areas, forcing people to leave their homes and find other shelter. Evacuation directions have been given for which highways to use, and emergency crews are going door to door warning residents to leave.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Department of the Interior and U.S. Forest Service as they implement programs to prevent extensive wildfires.
  • For crews fighting the wildfires in the western U.S., particularly Cal Fire.
  • For people whose homes and businesses are in the way of the fire to evacuate safely.
  • For the Lord to send rain to the drought-stricken West.

Sources: ABC News, Reuters, USA Today


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