A blazing California Fire turned “tornado”, United states and has killed two people leaving thousands of others to flee homes.
The wildfire is growing so fast as winds hit the fire becoming heavy fire tornado already killing two ( 2 ) firefighters from the scene and having hundreds of home destroyed. The fire has since covered over 60,000 acres of land.
One of the firefighters has been identified to be inspector Jeremy Stoke and the other who is yet unknown is said to be one of the bulldozers operator.
Flames raging in California’s scenic Shasta-Trinity area erupted into a firestorm that jumped across the Sacramento River and swept into the western side of Redding, forcing some of the city’s 90,000 residents to flee. – abc.net
Firefighters and police “went into life-safety mode,” to usher civilians out of harm’s way, said Scott McLean, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire). – abc.net
Streets in the Western town were all but deserted, with thick, brown smoke filling the air, and plumes of smoke rising to the west. – abc.net
“We are seeing fire whirls – literally what can be described as a tornado,” California department of forestry and fire protection (CalFire) chief Ken Pimlott told reporters.
“This fire was whipped up into a whirlwind of activity” by gale-force winds, he said, “uprooting trees, moving vehicles, moving parts of roadways.”
“These are extreme conditions… we need to take heed and evacuate, evacuate, evacuate.”
The fire had began on Monday and evacuation process is still ongoing.