28 THOUSAND PEOPLE EVACUATED

Nearly 28,000 people have been evacuated in the Butte region after wildfires broke out on Tuesday near the California state capital Sacramento.

"There has been a significant reduction in the severity of the fires and some residents may be allowed to return to their homes," said David Pittman, mayor of Oroville, which was declared a state of emergency on Tuesday due to the fires.

"There are some challenges on the north side in terms of topography," Pittman said.

California State Parks officials stated that many agencies are responding to the fire and that they are working to get everyone back to their homes as soon as possible.

Due to the fire, fireworks displays planned in Butte for July 4, which is celebrated as Independence Day in the US, were canceled, while District Sheriff Kory L. Honea warned that illegal use of fireworks would have legal consequences.

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"Don't cause fires and more problems for us," Honea said.

2,934 FIRES IN CALIFORNIA

In the data shared by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), it was stated that flames rose at 2,934 points across the state of California.

139 THOUSAND ACRES OF LAND BURNED

According to the data, 139,590 acres of land turned to ashes.

Due to the fire, 300 thousand 173 emergency interventions were carried out, 26 structures were damaged and 48 structures became unusable.

Editor: David Goodman