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  • California/Oregon border wildfire leads to evacuations

California/Oregon border wildfire leads to evacuations

A fire that consumed more than 70,000 acres of land on the border between California and Oregon has led to evacuations, road closures and more than $40 million in damages, according to the Los Angeles Times.

California is a notoriously vulnerable area for fires, and this instance was reported active at the same times as the July Complex Fire. All the same, the claims administration services needed for separate occurrences need to be respected.

This new blaze is known as the Happy Camp Complex Fire, and has reportedly led to 250 homes being evacuated. Once again, the threat to residents is being spurred on by local weather conditions: the fire is said to have started because of a lightning bolt, and spurred on by local winds.

The source quotes Daniel Berlant of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, who put this recent fire in the context of typical weather patterns for this area at this time of the year. Conditions are ripe for even more fires to break out as thousands of crewmembers attend to Happy Camp.

"Historically, September and October are the months where we see the largest and most damaging wildfires, and conditions this year still remain critically dry," Berlant said. The fire has been spreading since August 11 and is reportedly only 19 percent contained as of Wednesday, September 3.

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