The Alisal fire in California prompted the closure of evacuation, roads and Amtrak.Strong wind makes it hard to tame

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As of late Tuesday, the 13,400 acre fire that burned 20 miles northwest of Santa Barbara had been 5% under control.

Officials said the blaze spread rapidly after the first one in Zhou. unknown reason.

Fire officials said in the latest news released on the US Wildfire Information Exchange InciWeb on Tuesday: “Major fire activities continue, fuel humidity is extremely low, and wind-driven fires are spreading.”

The update said: “The main limiting factor is strong winds, which restricts the safe passage of fire fighting and restricts the use of aircraft to participate in and support fire fighting.”

California has experienced a devastating wildfire season, and the climate crisis has exacerbated the climate crisis, which has created ideal weather conditions for the occurrence and spread of fires. Given that nearly 90% of the state is experiencing conditions as harsh as extreme droughts—which is the second most severe category according to the United States Drought Monitoring Agency—it is much more difficult to extinguish fires.
The Alisal Fire threat caused the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department to issue an evacuation order to the area between El Capitan Beach State Park and West Camino Cielo and Arroyo Hondo Canyon and Refugio Canyon. Evacuation warnings have also been issued in other nearby areas.
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More than 765 firefighters are fighting the fire as they try to alleviate the threat to Highway 101, which is closed from the north to the south.

The National Interagency Fire Center stated that California is currently extinguishing 10 large-scale fires. One of the fires, the KNP Integrated Fire, has destroyed many iconic redwood trees in the state. According to InciWeb, the fire has scorched nearly 88,000 acres of land since September 10 and controlled 40% on Tuesday.

At the same time, the utility company PG&E has warned 20 California counties that they may see a public safety power supply shutdown (PSPS) on Thursday in response to weather conditions that may trigger another wildfire. The counties in alarm state are: Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Glen, Humboldt, Kern, Lake, Napa, Plumas, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Sands Star, Sierra, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo and Yuba.

On Tuesday, the ranch mailbox on Refugio Road off the coast of Gaviota, California was destroyed by the Alisal Fire.

Thousands of people in air quality monitoring

Due to the smoke from the Alisal fire, the Santa Barbara Department of Public Health and air pollution control officials released an air quality monitoring report on Tuesday.

“The smoke and ashes from the Alisal fire may affect the local air quality. Strong local and statewide winds also blow dust and ashes into the air,” officials said at a news conference and urged residents to be cautious.

“This is a dynamic situation, and the local air quality may change rapidly.”

Fire officials said on InciWeb that smoke from the fire can be seen everywhere in the southern part of the county, including the Santa Ynez Valley and the Gaviota coastline.

Health officials said that especially those with heart or lung diseases, the elderly, pregnant women and children should not spend too much time outdoors and restrict outdoor exercise to avoid inhaling smoke and particles in the air.

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