The great fire that continues to threaten the natural park near Yosemite in California (U.S. West) has already burned down some 54 220 hectares of vegetation, according to InciWeb, official site of the fire information west.
This disaster, dubbed “Rim Fire”, has threatened the water supply and electricity to San Francisco, authorities warned Sunday. The dry climate and the inaccessibility of the affected land, have exacerbated the severity of the fire.
More than 2800 firefighters, helicopters and planes working to contain the blaze, which started on August 17 for reasons still unknown.
California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for San Francisco. The city has not yet suffered outages despite damage to plants.