California's Mosquito Fire grows to become biggest of the year

Published on Sep 15, 2022 04:27 PM IST
  • Winds cleared away smoke and fire fighters managed to hold the flames back overnight along the southern edge of Foresthill and Todd Valley, according to Cal Fire.
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A fire in Northern California grew overnight after dry winds on Tuesday fanned flames, making the blaze the largest in the state so far this year.(AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 15, 2022 04:27 PM IST

A fire in Northern California grew overnight after dry winds on Tuesday fanned flames, making the blaze the largest in the state so far this year.(AFP)

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The Mosquito Fire, which started on September 6, spread nearly 10,000 acres (4,046.9 hectares) and now covers a footprint of 58,544 acres in El Dorado and Placer counties, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, known as Cal Fire. The blaze was 49,761 acres on September 13.(AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 15, 2022 04:27 PM IST

The Mosquito Fire, which started on September 6, spread nearly 10,000 acres (4,046.9 hectares) and now covers a footprint of 58,544 acres in El Dorado and Placer counties, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, known as Cal Fire. The blaze was 49,761 acres on September 13.(AFP)

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A record heat wave and deepening drought left much of California’s forests and hillsides bone dry ahead of what’s traditionally been the peak of fire season when hot winds can quickly whip a spark into fast-moving flames.(AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 15, 2022 04:27 PM IST

A record heat wave and deepening drought left much of California’s forests and hillsides bone dry ahead of what’s traditionally been the peak of fire season when hot winds can quickly whip a spark into fast-moving flames.(AFP)

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Firefighters light a controlled burn during the Mosquito Fire on September 14 in Foresthill, California. (AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 15, 2022 04:27 PM IST

Firefighters light a controlled burn during the Mosquito Fire on September 14 in Foresthill, California. (AFP)

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COLFAX, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: A firefighter lights a controlled burn during the Mosquito Fire on September 14, 2022 in Foresthill, California. The Mosquito fire has became California�s largest wildfire of the year. Eric Thayer/Getty Images/AFP(AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 15, 2022 04:27 PM IST

COLFAX, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: A firefighter lights a controlled burn during the Mosquito Fire on September 14, 2022 in Foresthill, California. The Mosquito fire has became California�s largest wildfire of the year. Eric Thayer/Getty Images/AFP(AFP)

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Winds cleared away the smoke and firefighters managed to hold the flames back overnight along the southern edge of Foresthill and Todd Valley, according to Cal Fire.(AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 15, 2022 04:27 PM IST

Winds cleared away the smoke and firefighters managed to hold the flames back overnight along the southern edge of Foresthill and Todd Valley, according to Cal Fire.(AFP)

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“The fire area remains a dynamic situation that may change at any time, as evidenced by the fire activity on Tuesday afternoon,” Cal Fire said.(AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 15, 2022 04:27 PM IST

“The fire area remains a dynamic situation that may change at any time, as evidenced by the fire activity on Tuesday afternoon,” Cal Fire said.(AFP)

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