Posted on 01/22/2022 17:45
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People in the area had to flee their homes because of a wildfire that started Friday in a rugged mountainous area in what is now Big Sur, California. The incident caused local authorities to close part of the Pacific Coast Highway.
The fire started in a valley, where a strong wind blew and spread toward the sea, crossing the highway and reaching the western part of Big Sur. According to the California Forest and Fire Department, the incident affected part of the area. Six square kilometers.
High winds blew across the San Francisco Bay Area at high altitude on Friday night, and the National Weather Service said a similar wind event occurred on February 2021, almost a year ago. As a result, a red flag warning, the signal was issued due to the risk of severe fire, high winds and very dry conditions.
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