Marathi | HIndi

Epaper
Follow us:
Home > International > Wildfire near Arizona-Utah state line spreads over 11,000 acres
Wildfire near Arizona-Utah state line spreads over 11,000 acres English.Lokmat.com

Wildfire near Arizona-Utah state line spreads over 11,000 acres

Phoenix, Aug 2 A wildfire burning near the US Arizona-Utah state line has now spread to 11,168 acres, ...
Wildfire near Arizona-Utah state line spreads over 11,000 acres

Phoenix, Aug 2 A wildfire burning near the US Arizona-Utah state line has now spread to 11,168 acres, authorities said, adding that the blaze would get extreme due to dry fuel, high heat and erratic winds.

The blaze, dubbed "Pine Hollow Fire", was caused by lightning on Wednesday night and then was fueled by dry grass, brush and woodland, InciWeb, an interstate incident information system, reported on its official website on Saturday.

It added that complex terrain and bad weather hampered efforts to contain the fire, reports Xinhua news agency.

Some 208 firefighters are battling the blaze, the report said.

So far there is no report of damage or injuries, while the fire was zero per cent contained.

The fire, burning about 1.6 km south of the Arizona-Utah state line, forced authorities to cut roads to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, evacuated a campground nearby and requested tourists to suspend their trips to the area.

The recent spell of hot and dry weather in many US Western states have led to several active wildfires.

( With inputs from IANS )

Wildfire near Arizona-Utah state line spreads over 11,000 acres
WH, lawmakers make progress on relief bill, but deal not imminent
6.4-magnitude earthquake jolts Philippines
Experts call for urgent new measures as coronavirus cases continue to surge in US
Global COVID-19 cases top 17.7mn: Johns Hopkins
Corona
Patients2088611
Died42518
Corona
Patients19,567,720
Died724,502
Corona
Coronavirus Live updates! Around the world