Dangerous conditions in the western United States are complicating the fight against wildfires
Unexpected winds and the forests of Perch Oregon added to the danger for firefighters on Monday as they battled the largest wildfire in the United States.
BLY, Ore. – Monday’s gusts of wind and steep Oregon forests added to the dangers for firefighters as they battled wildfires in the United States, one of dozens of burns in several western states. ۔
The catastrophic bootleg fire was considered the largest in modern Oregon history, burning more than 476 square miles (1,210 square kilometers) in an area the size of Los Angeles. The fire was 25 شمال just north of the California border.
Meteorologists have forecast dangerous fires in both California and southern Oregon with lightning at least Monday.
Thousands of people have already faced evacuation orders, including nearly 2,000 people living in rural areas, including lakes and wildlife restoration equipment near the fire. It has burned down at least 67 houses and 100 buildings, and several more threats are feared.
Extremely dry conditions and heat waves linked to climate change have swept the region, making it difficult to fight wildfires. Climate change has made the West much warmer and warmer over the last 30 years, and it will continue to intensify the weather and make forest fires more frequent and devastating.
Firefighters said in July that they face normal conditions in late summer or autumn.
Authorities said the Percomoles clouds literally translated as “fire clouds” – a complex effort to contain ducky fires in Northern California on Sunday, as well as waves of flames that engulf remote areas in steep areas. I spread out which is difficult for the staff to reach. New evacuation orders were issued to rural communities near the Pankh River Valley.
The ducky fire was 15% present and covered 29 square miles (74 sq km). The fire, located in the northeastern city of Heaven, California, killed at least 85 people when the blaze broke out.
A wildfire south of Lake Tahoe jumped a highway, signaling further evacuation orders, the closure of the Pacific Crust Trail and the cancellation of an extreme motorcycle ride en route to Sierra Nevada.
The Temark fire, which was triggered by lightning on July 4, had covered about 28 28.5 square miles (74 square kilometers) of dry brush and wood by Sunday night. The fire threatened Markley Valley, a small town near the California-Nevada state line. Authorities say it destroyed at least two structures.
A notice posted on the 103-mile (165-kilometer) Death Ride website on Saturday said several communities in the area had been evacuated and all motorcyclists had been ordered to evacuate. ۔ The fire engulfed thousands of motorcyclists and spectators trapped in the small town.
Kelly Pennington and her family were camping near the town on Friday to allow their husbands to attend their ninth ride when they were asked to leave. They watched the smoke billow during the day, but as the fire spread rapidly, they were confronted by guards.
“It happened very quickly,” Pennington said. “We left our tents, hammocks and some food, but we found most of our belongings, put our two children in the car and left.”
As of Sunday night, about 800 troops had been assigned to fight the blaze, the U.S. Forest Service said.
The fires in the mountains of northeastern Oregon spread to more than 18 square miles (48 square kilometers) by Sunday. The Elbow Creek Fire, which began Thursday, has begun evacuating several small, remote communities around the Grande River, 30 miles (50 kilometers) southeast of Washington’s Walla Walla. It consisted of 10%.
The area’s natural features act like air accessories, feeding the flames and making them unpredictable, officials said.
The National Intercity Fire Center said there were about 70 major fires and several blaze complexes in the United States that burned about 1,659 square miles (4,297 square kilometers) in the United States. The U.S. Forest Service said at least 16 large fires were burning in the Pacific Ocean alone.