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Fires rage in several states as heat wave broils US West
"Bootleg Fire": 224 mi2 (580 km2) in Oregon's Fremont-Winema National Forest; "Beckwourth Complex Fire": doubling in size between Friday and Saturday to increased to 131 mi2 (339 km2) at the UT-NV border; No-names: WA, ID, SoCal, AZ
One Dead, Dozens Evacuated As Forest Fires Sweep Through Central Russia, 9 July
"Five separate blazes in the Chelyabinsk region were estimated to have spread across 20 hectares, while 14,000 hectares overall, an area about the size of Kuwait, have been affected."
Four dead from devastating Cyprus forest fire, 4 July
50 km2s (19 mi2) in Troodos foothills
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Burnt area in European countries a/o 30 June
by Cat on Sun Jul 11th, 2021 at 07:16:31 PM EST
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National Interagency Fire Center a/o 23 July

"Dixie Fire"has entered the room.
California's huge Dixie Fire exploded to "megafire" status late Thursday, forcing more mandatory evacuations in nearby communities, fire officials said Friday. At more than 221 square miles in size, it's now the largest wildfire in California.
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Meanwhile, further north in Oregon, crews were making progress in the fight against the nation's largest fire, the Bootleg Fire, as weaker winds helped reduce the spread of flames there. The fire, which has destroyed an area half the size of Rhode Island, was 40% contained after burning some 70 homes, mainly cabins, fire officials said.
long wild fire disease, ahem
Growing research points to potential long-term health damage from breathing in microscopic particles of smoke [sic], with MILLIONS of people potentially at risk far from where huge fires burn.
by Cat on Fri Jul 23rd, 2021 at 09:35:54 PM EST
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by Cat on Wed Jul 28th, 2021 at 09:17:27 PM EST
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