The world is burning with fire, the world has not seen such a terrible fire in the last 18 years
The world is burning with fire, which has not been seen in the last 18 years
Global New News Desk –
The name of the town is Greenville. Although green is associated with the name of the town in the highlands of the state of California in the United States, it is no longer green. The city’s various installations and natural environment have been devastated by the devastating fire this week.
California in the United States, not Greenville, but parts of North America, Siberia, and vast areas of southern Europe are burning. Scientists say the world has not seen such fires since 2003 until the middle of this year. Extreme heat and prolonged drought have caused wildfires in many parts of the world. It has burned forests and grasslands, emitting 343 megatons of carbon into the atmosphere; Which could become a major threat to environmental protection.
According to the Guardian, the blaze burned gas stations, churches, hotels and museums in Greenville, California, on Thursday. There are some buildings that are more than 100 years old. However, officials have not yet confirmed the exact number of buildings destroyed. Sheriff Todd Johns of Plummas County, California, said with an idea of the damaged building, hundreds of homes in the Greenville area have been burned to the ground.
Burning of forests and grasslands emits 343 megatons of carbon into the atmosphere
This area of California has been burning for three weeks. It is initially believed that 4 lakh 32 thousand 613 acres of land have been burnt till last Friday morning.
An important village in the Canadian province of British Columbia has been gutted by fire. The village called Monty Lake is quite popular for tourism. Another village called Lighton was completely destroyed in a fire last month. Two people died in it.
According to the BBC, the European country Greece is burning in a terrible fire. Alerts have been issued in six regions of the country. Two people have died in the blaze so far. One of them is a firefighter. The blaze has reached the outskirts of the Greek capital, Athens. The area is covered in smoke. Residents have told to evacuate safely. The nearby island of Avia is also on fire. The fires have reached near the historic city of Olympia.
Meanwhile, the worst heat wave in three decades is sweeping the Greek island of Avia. The fire caused by this has burnt several thousand hectares of pine land in 10 days. At the moment the fire is slowly moving towards the capital Athens.
According to the European Forest Fire Information System, fires are currently burning in Greece, Turkey, Italy, Romania, Croatia, Serbia and Ukraine. Greenville in the United States and parts of North America have already devastated by the fire. Also last month, a village in the Canadian state of British Columbia reduced to ashes by fire. Scientists say the burning of forests and grasslands around the world has released 343 megatons of carbon into the atmosphere, which could pose a major threat to environmental protection.
The blaze has reached near the Greek capital, Athens
In the last 10 days, 57,855 hectares of land in Greece have burnt to ashes. According to the European Forest Fire Information System, an average of 1,700 hectares of land burned in the country between 2008 and 2020. This time the fire is much more destructive than that. Thousands of hectares of land in the northern part of the ancient forest are still burning when the big island of Avia, east of the capital Athens, caught fire. The blaze also reached near the Greek capital, Athens.
The wildfires erupted in many parts of Greece in the worst heatwave in three decades. The fires have already burned forests in various parts of the country; Hundreds of homes and businesses destroyed. Two people have died in the fires in the country so far. Authorities say 575 firefighters are fighting to control the blaze. Several countries, including France, Egypt, Switzerland and Spain, have extended a helping hand to Greece in the fight against the fire.
In a speech to the nation last Saturday, Greek Prime Minister Kiriakos Mitsotakis said, “At the end of this night of nightmares, we will bring everything back to normal.”
At least five people have gone missing in a single day in the third-largest wildfire in California in the United States. Many areas, including the historic Gold Rush town in Greenville, have burned. The city, 160 miles north of Sacramento, the capital of California, has reduced to ashes by fire. Local authorities have called on the public to help find the missing.
Turkey’s Agriculture and Forest Minister Bakir Pakdemirli said
All five of the missing are Greenville residents. About four lakh 47 thousand acres have burnt so far in this fire called Dixie. California Fire Department spokesman and firefighter Edwin Juniga said 21 percent of the blaze had brought under control by Saturday afternoon, local time.
Meanwhile, fires in five Turkish provinces have come under control.Last Saturday’s sudden downpour brought a message of relief to the country. Earlier, 1450 firefighters were trying to control the fire. Along with them, 15 jets of the country’s air force took part in extinguishing the fire. However, Turkish Agriculture and Forestry Minister Bakir Pakdemirli said the situation was “breathless” despite the rains. The fire still needs to gain momentum to brought under control.