Forest Fires in California

August 21, 2018 9:24 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Whether you like visiting California on vacation or you’ve lived in the state your whole life, you’re probably familiar with the issue of wildfires that have plagued different regions across the state, especially in recent years. These fires aren’t exclusive to California, either—several states in the western part of the country have been hit hard by fires this year. The combination of dryer-than-usual winters and hotter-than-usual summers has contributed to fires that seem to be running rampant in areas across the country.

Wildfires this year

At the present time, there are nearly 30 uncontained wildfires burning in the United States. This year alone, 290,000 acres of land in California have been destroyed by wildfires. This figure is even more staggering when you consider that it’s more than double the five-year average in California over the same time period. At least nine people in California have been killed by wildfires this year, thousands of structures have been destroyed and tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes.

Wildfires are certainly nothing new to California, but the severity, duration and frequency of fires in the state are certainly escalating as time goes by. With a lack of rain during the winter, forest land and brush have been getting dryer and dryer as the months go by. On top of that, the temperatures during the summer have been getting hotter, and humidity has been going down. All of these factors contribute to rampant wildfires in California and help explain why firefighters have had such a hard time containing all of these blazes.

Firefighting resources are stretched thin across the state. Even with the Carr fire still active outside of Redding, CA, officials are trying to address the Mendocino Complex fire, which is burning over 230,000 acres—an area that’s roughly two-thirds the size of Los Angeles. Currently, federal aid is being secured to help with the firefighting efforts across California, as well as to offer resources for relief and rebuilding as the state works to recover from the damage that’s been done.

Our boat marina in Lewiston, CA is temporary closed

Because of the proximity of the Carr fire to Lewiston, Trinity Alps Marina is currently under an evacuation order and is closed until further notice. We’ll keep our customers posted on our reopening as we learn more, and we hope to see old friends and new customers coming back to the water as residents in our area begin returning to their homes. After we open back up for business, our customers will be able to enjoy a discount on some of our products.

Trinity Alps Marina will remain closed until mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted. However, thanks to the dedication of fire fighters who are battling the blaze, local officials are hopeful that residents and businesses, including our boat marina in Lewiston, CA, will soon be able to return to business as usual in Trinity County. When they do, you can feel confident that the team at Trinity Alps Marina will be ready to help you with the products and services you need to make the most of your summer.

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