The world is burning like hell! Oregon wildfire becomes Megafire and biggest in the US after burning over 200,000 acres, while more than 60 wildfires are burning in 10 states on the US West Coast.
In the meantime, flames are tearing across 800,000 hectares of forest, and the hardest-hit region of Yakutia in the north has been in a state of emergency for weeks… Terrible!
Russia’s army has sent water-bombing planes to support 2,600 firefighters battling huge wildfires in Siberia.
Flames are tearing across 800,000 hectares of forest, and the hardest-hit region of Yakutia in the north has been in a state of emergency for weeks.
Firefighters are suffocating, their lungs are being poisoned by acrid smoke.
Fires in Russia’s central Chelyabinsk region last week killed one man and destroyed dozens of village homes.
It’s burning like hell in the US
Similar conditions in parts of Canada and the US Pacific north-west have also lead to wildfires. Nearly 60 wildfires were burning across 10 states in the parched American west on Tuesday, with the largest, in Oregon, consuming an area nearly twice the size of Portland.
The Bootleg Fire started in Klamath County on July 6. It has now burned more than 201,000 acres across the state and is currently the largest fire in the nation.
UPDATE: Here is another version of Oregon's #BootlegFire from last evening, seen here in a zoomed-in GeoColor/#Fire Temperature composite from @NOAA's #GOES17🛰️. This fast-moving #wildfire is currently the nation's largest active fire. pic.twitter.com/x0ouvo5FTM
— NOAA Satellites – Public Affairs (@NOAASatellitePA) July 13, 2021
As of Tuesday, the megafire destroyed 54 structures and 21 homes and forced officials to place more than 100 homes under mandatory evacuation orders. The cause of the fire is currently unknown.
The inferno will continue to spread in areas with above-average temperatures and will only be fueled by dry ground and high winds.