A fire broke out in the dry grass near the Boles Creek Apartments on the afternoon of September 15 in the small northern California town of Weed. By the end of the day, it had consumed about a quarter of the region in the small town. The fire was moving so rapidly that many residents escaped empty-handed from their homes and some of them half-dressed.
The American West is getting warmer and drier and wildfire season is getting longer, busier, and more terrifying. The fire is still considered as an enemy that can be defeated and it is not like other natural hazards.