An air tanker drops fire retardant on the Salt Fire in Lakehead, California on Thursday. Photo: AP An air tanker drops fire retardant on the Salt Fire in Lakehead, California on Thursday. Photo: AP
An air tanker drops fire retardant on the Salt Fire in Lakehead, California on Thursday. Photo: AP

Communities evacuated as California firefighters battle forest fires in high heat

  • California and the rest of the US west coast is experiencing a drought tied to climate change, which is contributing to worsening forest fire seasons
  • Evacuation orders were in place for some areas, but there was no immediate information on how many people were forced to flee

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An air tanker drops fire retardant on the Salt Fire in Lakehead, California on Thursday. Photo: AP An air tanker drops fire retardant on the Salt Fire in Lakehead, California on Thursday. Photo: AP
An air tanker drops fire retardant on the Salt Fire in Lakehead, California on Thursday. Photo: AP
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