California fires emerge from space and embarrass America

California fires emerge from space and embarrass America

California _ Agencies

Satellite imagery from the International Space Station (ISS) showing smoke plumes from the forest fires in California, which erupted since last month, has been published.

According to the magazine, "Time ", an astronaut from the US space agency NASA, Richard Arnold II, who is aboard the International Space Station, unveiled photographs of the giant state that showed smoke plumes heading east as a result of 16 major fires at the state level.

The ESA astronaut Alexander Gerhurst showed other images of the huge smoke plumes, in the area of ebay and Northern California, and shed pictures on the volume of fires and the huge amounts of smoke that filled the sky, facing large parts of the state, particularly in the Sacramento Valley and parts of northern California, the dilemma of confronting the fires, and the harmful smoke at the same time, with the continuation of the forest fires.

California, the biggest fire in its history since last July, has been in the midst of expectations of heavy financial and environmental losses, officials said.

The fire, which started with two separate fires in the north of the state, devoured nearly 100 miles north of the city of San Francisco, while the massive fires in total have taken 443.4 square miles since it began on 27 last month, and thousands of people have been forced to evacuate their homes, the Sky News reported.

The authorities even said they had controlled only 30 percent of the fires, and the disaster was likely not to end completely at least another week, while fires called "Menminino Komplex" continued to threaten 11,000 facilities in the state.

The Vice-President of the Forestry and fire prevention sector in California, Scott Maclan, said the recent fires have a high speed, reaching the limit, and they are extremely violent and dangerous. "Look how I grew up in a few days," while there are more than 14,000 firemen from several US countries for Fire control.