Unic Press UK: As search and rescue operations continue in Northern California to move more people to safety given the blistering fires, three California firefighters were hospitalised on Tuesday after battling a wildfire that destroyed a fire station, the ABC News reports.
The affected firefighters, who belong to the Nacimiento Fire Station near Los Padres National Forest, were moved to a hospital over smoke inhalation and burns.
The current California wildfires have been very devastating as illustrated in a comparative report by the authorities.
Compared to last year, California has seen over 2,650 more fires and a nearly 2000% increase in the acres burned year-to-date (January 1 – September 7), across all jurisdictions. pic.twitter.com/hv7LmbI5AD
— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) September 8, 2020
Three rescue flights from #CreekFire to Fresno Air Terminal over night. Cal Guard UH-60 Black Hawk, 13 people from China Peak, 3:16 a.m. Navy SH-60 Seahawk from Lemoore, 11 people from Lake Edison, 4:44 a.m. Cal Guard UH-60 Black Hawk, 11 people from Lake Edison 5:42 a.m.
— The California National Guard (@CalGuard) September 8, 2020