California National Guard helped evacuation of more than 200 people trapped by the fast-moving California wildfire. In the Northern California area, the creek fire started on Friday. This is steep and rugged terrain. The fire has so far spread to 45000 acres of land, as per the information of US Forest Services.
The evacuation was required when people were trapped near a very popular recreational area in Northern California. The flames were moving so fast in Sierra National Forest. The escapes routes from the Mammoth Pool Reservoir were cut off by the fire. People were trapped. At one point in time, they were advised to take shelter in the reservoir, reported Philstar.
The evacuees then climbed abroad the military CH-47 Chinook Helicopters. Out of the total evacuees who were rescued by California National Guard, 20 were transported to area hospitals. The Fresno Fire Department reported at least two people are critically injured and are being treated at the hospital.
Army General Daniel Hokanson, Chief of National Guard Bureau tweeted the picture of the evacuees, and also a picture was taken from the cockpit. The blazing trees can be seen from the picture. He further informed that dozens of the evacuees are at the California National Guard facilities. The medics and civilian first responders taking care of them.
California is baking with wildfire. In the Labor day weekend, the temperature is expected to break the record. The firefighters are working every time to extinguish the devastating wildfire despite so many challenges. The state mostly observed a scorching temperature and Los Angeles reported 110 F or 43 C temperatures.