the brutal start of weather of forest fire west of United States and Canada It got worse on Thursday. massive outbreak in Oregon dry and windy conditions exploded And a new incident in California deeply devastated communities Campfire Day 2018.
US officials fighting wildfires raised their level of inter-agency preparedness to the highest level, the first of its kind in a decade, as the region grapples with the effects of back-to-back heat waves, What experts say has gotten worse with global warming. .
This fire will continue to grow, extremely dry vegetation and the climate is not on our side,” said Joe Hessl, who leads a team that fights nearly 92,000 hectares of fires in Oregon State.
burning through the equivalent of 130 thousand football fields, The bootleg fire, more than 400 km south of downtown Portland, is the largest active fire in the US, spewing thick smoke visible from space that covered parts of neighboring Washington and Idaho.
the brigade firefighters dispatched from Dealing with massive fires as far away as San Francisco, which is showing “extreme” growth through drought-stricken brush and due to hot, dry and windy conditions.
It began more than a week ago and has so far only contained 7%, according to officials, after destroying 21 homes and threatening about 2,000 others.
The event is one of about 70 major fires that have consumed approximately 405,000 hectares in the US alone.
Governor of Montana State, in the country’s northwest, a state of wildfire emergency was declared for the entire subregion on Wednesday.
And in California, the newly erupted Dixie Fire began advancing near the city of Paradise, which in 2018 was ravaged by the infamous Camp Fire, the deadliest in the state’s modern history, killing 86 people.
The fire started only a few miles away [unos 3km de distancia], on the same street as the Camp Fire in 2018,” David Little of the North Valley Community Foundation, created to help victims of that powerful event, told the Los Angeles Times.
It’s really a ‘déj vu feeling that’s disturbing,” Little said.
The Dixie Fire had doubled in size during the local night and was yet to be contained, but it was I was moving away from populated areas Like paradise.
In other parts of California, Agneya Beckworth Complex, It is huge as a combination of two fires caused by lightning last week, reaching 45,000 hectares on Thursday.
Last year was the worst in an acre in modern California history, but 2021 tops that record destruction as well. Fire season begins earlier and ends later each year, while most states suffer from severe multi-year droughts.
in Canada, they have issued air quality alerts Caused by wildfire smoke in various parts of British Columbia.
as of Thursday afternoon, was in that province 309 fires, of which 23 in the last two days.
Scientists say that heat waves that reached west of Finally the United States and Canada June would have been “virtually impossible” without human-caused climate change.