USA: Nearly 50 Wildfires Burning across Eight States
Washington – A total of 46 large fires are now burning across California, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Montana, Washington state, Arizona, Utah, and Wyoming as a “dangerous” heat wave expands across much of the U.S. West.
“Critical fire weather, including low relative humidity and gusty winds, is forecast from northern California into Montana Friday,” the National Weather Service warned on Friday.
“Heat-related warnings, and advisories extend across most of California and Nevada into the interior Northwest,” the NWS said.
New large fires ignited in California, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming on Wednesday, while firefighters face “hot and dry conditions,” according to the National Interagency Fire Center.
More than 10,200 firefighters and support personnel are responding to wildfires across the U.S. — with 46 large fires now burning, the NIFC said.
Idaho is the most affected State with 14 wildfires, ahead of Montana (10), Oregon (9), California (6) and Washington state (4).
Utah, Arizona and Wyoming each have one large fire burning.