California’s Mosquito Fire prompts more evacuations as it races toward mountain communities, burning homes and cars in its path
The Mosquito Fire burning in Northern California flared up Tuesday afternoon, charging toward a mountain community and torching more homes as it burned dangerously close to a high school. …The Mosquito Fire continues to push steadily to the east in heavily forested areas with extremely dry vegetation, officials said…. drought-ravaged Western states are home to growing areas of easy-to-burn dry brush that can become fuel for more volatile wildfires. The fires are also burning amid a water shortage emergency that is forcing residents to limit outdoor watering as California’s reservoirs shrink.
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