The Los Angeles Times wrote that bulldozers, trucks and firefighters are digging containment lines around Hearst Castle, but that no evacuation orders have been issued for the area as yet.
Wildfires are raging across several US states, but have hit parched California — a state suffering from a years-long drought — particularly hard. Firefighters are battling to bring some half-dozen active fires raging across California under control. Officials with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said the 19,000-acre Rey Fire in southern California is just 10 per cent contained.
The Chimney Fire imperiling Heart Castle is around 35 per cent contained, officials said. The Clayton Fire measures some 4,000 acres and is 95 per cent contained. Another inferno, the Bluecut Fire, which has burned some 37,000 acres near San Bernardino in southern California, is now 85 per cent contained, fire officials said. Nearly 1,000 homes have been destroyed and several people have been killed this year due to fires in America’s most populous state.
Source : Business Standard