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Fires ravage Usa and Canada: deployed thousands of firefighters and aircraft - VIDEO

Rome, Italy - Many people were evacuated, in some regions the state of emergency was declared

More than five-thousand firefighters in just California, airplanes and helicpoter to contain the many fires that have been ravaging already for a few days the west coast of North America. The northern part of California (Usa) is burning -in particular the area north of Sacramentoo and in the Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties with fires of Alamo and Whittier that spreaded on an area of about 24,000 and 7,800 acres respectively- and British Columbia (Canada) where the largest of the over 180 wildfires burnt more that 15,500 hectares of vegetation and destroyed different kinds of buildings. Fires started also in other western States of the Usa, as Oregnon and Washington. The situation is made difficult by high-temperatures and by the presence of wind that add fuel to the fire and makes its containment extremely difficult. In some regions the state of emergency was declared and thousands of people were evacuated as a precaution. Below, a video of the fire-fighting:

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