Delta fires raging again in California

Delta fires raging again in California

California _ Agencies

Efforts to quell a new forest fire in Northern California have come to Friday, reaching about 10,000 hectares of land in two days.

The fire called "Delta Fire" is the last in a series of fires that swept the region this summer, and officials said it was intentional.

The authorities closed a major highway and ordered the evacuation of areas on the fire route.

The fire was first announced in the Lekhid area, 240 kilometers north of Sacramento, the state capital, and in the heart of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest on Wednesday.

The authorities closed a large part of the main interstate-5 highway along the western coast of Canada to Mexico, to spare the drivers fire.

There were no reports of casualties, but the authorities issued eviction orders in three provinces threatened with fire, while firefighters were making efforts to contain the fire. Aircraft and helicopters with water cannons also participated in the effort.

More than 1,500 people have been deployed to fight the fire, which is expected to continue north in the next 24 hours, according to the authorities.

California was exposed to forest fires during a hot and dry summer, including the biggest fire in the history of the state in the western United States, as well as many large fires that caused the death of more than 10 people.

"Delta Fire" erupted about 40 km from the site of the outbreak of "car Fire", which was borrowed for six weeks earlier this summer, killing eight people, including six children and destroying more than 92,000 hectares of land.