West Coast Wildfires Continue to Rage with 11 States Reporting 87 Large Fires 09/18/2020

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(Strange SoundsRaging wildfires are still wrecking havoc along the West Coast, and now there are almost 90 wildfires in nearly a dozen states, the National Interagency Fire Center said.

Related Western Wildfires Are Due to Arson and Stupidity, Not Climate Change

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by Staff Writer, September 17th, 2020

So far the fires have burned an estimated 4.8 million acres, with a majority of the damage occurring in California, Oregon, Washington, and now Idaho.

According to the NIFC, firefighters have been able to contain six large fires — one in Montana, two in Oregon, and three in California.

The NIFC said that 11 states are currently reporting a total of 87 large fires:

● Arizona (1)
● California (23)
● Colorado (4)
● Idaho (13)
● Montana (9)
● Nevada (1)
● Oregon (12)
● South Dakota (1)
● Utah (6)
● Washington (15)
● Wyoming (2)

Dozens dead, many more missing

As tens of thousands of people continue to be displaced, the casualty count continues to rise.

According to CNNat least 36 people have been killed in the West Coast wildfires. Of those killed, 25 were in the California fires, 10 in Oregon, and one in Washington.

 

 

The Oregon Office of Emergency Management reported Tuesday that at least 22 people are missing in the state and at least 1,145 homes have been destroyed.

‘Dangerous’ smoke — and its spreading

The smoke in the region has led IQAir, a group that tracks global air quality, to report that the West Coast currently has the worst air quality in the world.

Virtually all of Washington is covered by “unbelievably irritating, downright unhealthy and dangerous” smoke, Gov. Jay Inslee announced.

 

 

And in Oregon at least 10% of emergency room visits are for asthma-like symptoms.

Now, the growing smoke cloud has reached the Atlantic Ocean. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration posted a map showing just how much smoke is currently covering the U.S.

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smoke of west coast fires engulfs the US. Map by NOAA

AccuWeather meteorologist Matt Benz told USA Today that wildfire smoke has finally traveled thousands of miles and reached the East Coast.

And do you remember when the smoke was sucked into a Pacific storm?

Benz said “you can draw a line from California through St. Louis and on to Norfolk, Virginia — pretty much everyplace north of that line is looking at smoke-tainted skies.

 

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West Coast Wildfires Continue to Rage with 11 States Reporting 87 Large Fires

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