Sina Finance and economics news on August 21, US Eastern time, the new crown epidemic has pushed California’s winery to the end, and the California fire may become the last straw that killed the camel. This week, an unseasonal, unprecedented thunderstorm struck Northern California, triggering lightning strikes, and a strong heat wave combined with persistent winds triggered a fire. Several of the fires occurred in Napa County, one of California’s most famous wine producing areas. < p > < p > since last weekend, the fire has spread over 771000 acres, larger than Rhode Island in the United States. This week, as the fire spread to buildings, smoke exacerbated an already suffocating heat wave, and lightning caused new fires. Five people have been confirmed dead in a week-long operation to extinguish the blaze, which is not under control. In the first 48 hours, the flames engulfed most of the dry vegetation. California governor Gavin Newsom said today that the s.c.u. lightning complex fire in Eastern Silicon Valley and l.n.u. lightning complex in Napa are the seventh and tenth largest fires in the state’s history in recent years, respectively. The fire area in Napa is expanding, covering Napa and four surrounding counties. According to cal fire, the state’s fire agency, fires in the area have destroyed nearly 500 homes and other buildings. < / P > < p > the fire endangered wineries and vineyards near the pop and chiles valleys, including the oldest family winery in Napa, nicholini. Aimee sunseri, nicherini’s fifth generation winemaker, said several small fires began to burn around their winery. “We lost a hut and barn, but firefighters managed to stop it from crossing the highway. If there were no firefighters, (the brewery) might have disappeared. ” Sunseri said the next step is to see if the harvest will continue this year. < / P > < p > this will be a very urgent problem in front of the winery owners. Smoke covered the whole area, and days of heat increased the ripening time of the grapes. Although picking dates had been planned, the thick smoke made it possible for workers to be evacuated at any time. Winemakers have limited staff in the winery to monitor the fermentation, and they will be forced to leave at any time as the electricity supply is unstable. < / P > < p > if smoke starts to fill the vineyard, the vineyard will be completely destroyed. Bradley brown, founder and winemaker of big basin vineyards, said, “it’s going to mean huge, irreparable damage, and the entire estate will be destroyed.” < / P > < p > residents are trying to protect their vineyards, flattening and erecting fire lines around them to continue to spread southward. They also cover wells with sandbags to protect the water supply. Unfortunately, the state government does not have enough resources to help, leaving grape growers and farmers to do their own thing. < / P > < p > a total of 560 wildfires raged across the state, including two fires in Northern California and 20 other major fires, making the ranks of firefighters and other rescue workers very fragmented. Although there is additional air support, air support is sometimes limited due to excessive smoke in the air and cannot operate safely. “As new fires continue to burn, fire resources have been depleted,” California Fire Department spokesman Jeremy Rahn said at a news conference on the North Bay fire He said the California Fire Department asked agencies outside the state to send 375 fire trucks to the state on an emergency basis and share “manpower” and other resources. The fire is also testing governor Gavin Newsom’s commitment to protect Californians from fire damage earlier this year. During a visit to California’s fire station in Cameron Park in May, he said the new state budget includes hundreds of millions of dollars for new personnel and equipment, and that California is facing serious budget problems due to the economic collapse. < / P > < p > the problem is that investment in new equipment doesn’t pay off immediately. The state ordered 12 new fire helicopters for $25 million each, but they won’t be fully operational until 2022. Similarly, the seven C-130 transport planes purchased from the Pentagon will have to be refurbished until next year. < / P > < p > understaffing is also a major fire problem. Currently, the state budget has $85.6 million for more firefighters and $72.4 million for 858 temporary firefighters, of which 830 have been employed. But according to the governor, “the fire must have exhausted the resources of the state, and we have used all our resources.” Before that, prisoners were a major force in California’s fire fighting, but the new outbreak has exhausted the reserves of firefighters and the ability to deploy firefighters on the front line. Thousands of detainees have been released because of the epidemic. According to the U.S. Department of corrections and rehabilitation, the number of people in custody is down 9% from a year ago, with 2800 prisoner firefighters in 2019. This year, it’s only 2026. California fire officials have previously said they plan to use national guard and protection team staff to make up for some of the loss of detainees to carry out fire duties. < / P > < p > for California residents, this year’s fire is a real biochemical crisis. A record forest fire smothered much of the state. Faced with the dual threat of air quality decline and epidemic situation, residents will have to stay indoors day and night. Especially for the residents of Auckland, where the temperature is usually relatively mild, some households do not have air conditioning, so they can not open the windows at all. Residents are trapped in the heat. According to medical experts, the impact on health is also terrible. Some people worry that people with chronic respiratory diseases will avoid seeing a doctor for fear of touching a new crown if their symptoms worsen. Companies in the bay area make it much harder for doctors and other employees to return to work, especially those with asthma or other respiratory diseases. Sachin Gupta, a lung doctor in San Francisco, predicts: “indoor office space is enough to make chronic lung patients nervous. Do they want to go in now, considering air pollution and ventilation difficulties?” There are also concerns that air quality in Northern California on Wednesday could worsen the situation. The spring study found that patients in areas with severe air pollution were more likely to die of infection than those in less polluted areas. “With wildfires, we’re going to see an increase in PM2.5,” says neeta thakur, a pulmonary and critical care physician at the University of California, San Francisco. Some studies have shown that the increase in particulate matter is associated with the severity of new coronal infection. ” California has reported more than 650000 confirmed cases of new crowns, with more than 11000 deaths.