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Western wildfires continue to burn
August 05, 2022
Wildfires continue to sweep across the western U.S., destroying homes, structures and businesses. There are currently 70 active, large wildfires burning across 14 states — engulfing about 1.6 million acres, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. This includes 10 large fires that were reported yesterday: three in Washington, two each in Montana, Oregon and Texas, and one in Idaho.
In Northern California, the McKinney Fire has burned more than 55,000 acres, making it the largest wildfire in the state this year. It has destroyed 100 homes, sheds and other buildings, and forecasters warn that weather conditions are prime for it to grow.
Critical fire weather with dry and very windy conditions in parts of the Northwest, Great Basin and Northern Rockies areas will increase the potential for more wildfires. 2022 has brought another intense above-normal wildfire season with drought and climate change conditions continuing to heighten the threat in years to come.
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