Smoke from the US West Coast wildfires has reached Europe

Smoke from the US West Coast wildfires has reached Europe

The simultaneous burning of dozens of fires along the West Coast has stretched the resources of the three states to their limit, particularly in OR, where fires rarely impact the normally rainfall-rich Cascade Mountains the way they have this year. The name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Still, Grafe said, several large fires have been mostly suppressed, allowing the state to shift more resources to 10 major blazes that remain.

"Milder weather is helping the fire fight as crews continue to gain ground on numerous major incidents", the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said in a statement on Friday.

More than 1,300 firefighters have been trying to get the fires under control, and 12 of them have been injured in the process.

In Oregon, almost 2,000 homes have been destroyed by multiple active wildfires.

Merkley said a lot of affordable housing was lost, including apartment buildings and mobile home parks, while some commercial districts were burned to the ground.

Heavy smoke from the dozens of wildfires blazing up and down the West Coast has traveled as far east as Europe - almost 5,000 miles - satellite images show. "The incident took place on Thursday, September 17, 2020".

Tower added the call came from the Canadian Fire Managing Board. Eight deaths have been confirmed in Oregon.

On Monday, before a briefing in Sacramento, California with state officials, President Tump repeated his argument that the affected states' poor forest management was the cause of the horrific wildfires in the western states.

The blazes have burned vast areas of land and killed at least 36 people since early August.

This month, firefighter modules from Maryland have been assigned to the El Dorado Fire in Southern California and the Slater Fire in Northern California. "It feels like we've not slept in a week". That's how the fires are affecting me, along with not being able to go outside and having to have further restrictions to just the COVID restrictions. All along the mountain roads in and around Molalla, farm families put out handmade signs, thanking those who risked their lives to battle the flames.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated more than $1.2 million in mission assignments to bring relief to OR and has deployed five urban search and rescue teams to the wildfire-torn region, the agency said in a statement on Wednesday.

Rain also carries the risk of flash flooding in areas that have burned, according to the National Weather Service.

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