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Nuclear Power Plant and Thousands of People Threatened in Nine San Diego County Wildfires

by , 05/15/14
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Dozens of homes and thousands of acres have burned as not one, but nine wildfires ripped through the San Diego County landscape. Universities, attractions like Legoland and tens of thousands of people have been forced to evacuate as the flames move closer to a nuclear power plant, a military base, as well as commercial and residential areas. The area has been exceptionally dry after unusually low rainfall and super high temperatures, creating the perfect environment for wildfires to spread.

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The blaze started as one wildfire quickly turned into nine, burning over 9,000 acres so far. Although temperatures cooled a bit last night and the winds calmed down, giving firefighters a much needed break, Thursday looks to be the hottest day of the week with temperatures creeping up to 106 degrees Fahrenheit in some areas. Experts fear that the hot, dry environment will most certainly spawn even more wildfires.

Related: Officials in Western U.S. Brace for Fire Season After Drought and a Hot Winter

Experts have been predicting an exceptionally nasty fire season this year after drought and high temperatures plagued many parts of the West over the winter. For now, firefighters are battling the blaze across the county and additional air tankers and helicopters joined the fight Thursday as the fires continue to burn. Experts warn that they are already seeing an unprecedented number of fires and that the fire season is stretching much further than it used to, meaning it isn’t the last fire we will see this fire season, which has only begun.

Via CNN

Lead image via Shutterstock, image via USDA Forest Service

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3 Comments

  1. olga ciccone May 18, 2014 at 3:32 am

    Si dovrebbero chiudere tutte le centrali nucleari,ci sono fonti rinnovabili per energia.basta danneggiare ambiente,il mondo sta’ morendo!
    Spendiamo soldi per riparare al male fatto ALLA TERRA ED AGLI ESSERI DI CUI è ABITATA…SIAMO NOI IL MONDO!

  2. John Paily May 17, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    Our biosphere collapsing with huge destruction by fire, flash floods/snows, huge earth quakes and volcanic eruption. The cause is our ignorance. Our biosphere is founded on two critical ratios – the ratio of energy to matter and ratio of CO2 to O2. It works on a “Principle and Design”. With industrialization and exponential increase in heat or energy of the environment, reckless intrusion into night cycles, in which nature cools we are upsetting energy to matter ratio in favor of energy. This is accelerating the climate bringing all forms of destruction from natural forces. The huge loss of greenery which is upsetting CO2 to O2 ratio in favor of CO2, is stressing life. We are collectively heading to disaster. We can survive and enter Golden Age provided we awaken to the principle and design and act immediately.
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/161586906/Energy-to-Matter-Ratio-A-New-Vision-to-Understand-Global-Climate-Change-and-to-deal-with-it

  3. Dan Twyman May 15, 2014 at 5:15 pm
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