New Fire Erupts On West Coast Leaving Hundreds of People Fleeing For Their Lives; Requesting Prayers

August 01, 2018

It's been a devastating wildfire season so far. However, there doesn't appear to be an end in sight anytime soon.

In Northern California, a new blaze as erupted on Tuesday and has pushed through the rural area containing about 60 homes and near a national forest, according to "Fox News."

The devastation of old ranching and farming lands are near Covelo where the fire took ablaze. Covelo is located about 180 miles north of San Francisco.

The residents of those 60 homes were ordered to evacuate as the fire grew closer and closer late Tuesday afternoon. It didn't help firefighters when gusty winds made an appearance.

Mendocino County Undersheriff Matthew Kendall said that the wind pushed the fire through about a square mile of grasslands, oak, pine, brush, and timber as it crept near Mendocino National Forest.

"We're advised that the fire was threatening structures," Kendall said as he also reported that there have been no reports of homes being burned down.

Kendall said that firefighter aircraft plan to arrive on the scene. However, he is unsure when they will actually arrive due to the abundance of other fires they are attending to.

According to "Fox News," about 40 miles south are twin fires near Mendocino and Lake counties have taken out at least seven homes and, according to fire officials, the fire could threaten at least 12,000 more homes.

This is a devastating time. Will you join us in praying for all the brave firefighters out there?