An enormous fire unleashed in California continues to burn in its consecutive day, while firefighting teams fight to keep it under control.
The fire, which started on the afternoon of Monday, has destroyed over 900 acres in the southeast coast of McClure lake, in Mariposa County, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDFFP), according to Reuters.
The fire continues to grow owing to the dryness of the area, worsened by a serious draught, confirmed the state's firefighters. According to Reuters, over 100 homes had to be evacuated under the threat of being engulfed by the flames and up until the afternoon of Tuesday, around 500 firefighters continue to work to contain the flames.
Daniel Berlant, spokesman for the Fire Department, said that it has been an unusually dry year, and containment teams are attacking the fire from all possible angles.
"We're fighting against the fire, not only on land, but also on the air, which helps stop the fire," Berlant to the AP, reported ABC.
According to ABC, in its third consecutive year of draught, California has reported 1,700 forest fires in 2014 alone, compared to 900 last year, Berlant highlighted.
So far, there are no reports of civilians being affected by the fire which started on Monday; however, at least five fire fighters have suffered injuries while attempting to stop the flames.
For its part, the fire that started on May 20 in Arizona close to Oak Creek Canyon continues to grow, despite the efforts of fire fighters who have established a containment line around the fire.
Investigators continue to investigate to determine what caused the two fires.