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Mon Jul 12, 2021, 08:02 PM

Firefighters make progress against big fires in US West

Source: Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) ó Dozens of wildfires burned across the torrid U.S. West on Monday, but fire agencies reported some progress in corralling the flames and forecasters predicted a gradual decrease in extreme temperatures.

The fires have forced evacuations in numerous areas with scattered homes and tiny communities where some burned houses and other structures have been observed, but total losses were still being tallied.

The fires erupted as the West was in the grip of the second bout of dangerously high temperatures in just a few weeks. A climate change-fueled megadrought also is making conditions that lead to fire even more dangerous, scientists say.

The National Weather Service said, however, that the heat wave appeared to have peaked in many areas, and excessive-heat warnings were largely expected to expire by Monday night or Tuesday.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/oregon-california-wildfires-heat-wave-252e6e70bb037e3e1415510c55aaccea

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SouthBayDem Jul 2021 OP
Warpy Jul 2021 #1
bluedigger Jul 2021 #2
Unwind Your Mind Jul 2021 #3
love_katz Jul 2021 #4

Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 09:34 PM

1. I hope so

It's hot, humid, and hella smoky here in NM.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 09:44 PM

2. Same here in SW Colorado.

I could barely see Ute Mountain coming home from town today. It's ten miles away!

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Mon Jul 12, 2021, 09:58 PM

3. Wildfire has become a part of our lives now

We are prepared to evacuate nearly year round now, itís very strange really.

The one in southern Oregon is scaring the hell out of me. Not that itís near us, but that it might be something in our future. Huge and uncontrolled last I read. Iím going to check on it now.

May the firefighters be safe and effective 💜

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Response to Unwind Your Mind (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 01:08 AM

4. Fire in Southern Oregon does look really scary.

I looked at the visible satellite picture earlier today. The smoke from that fire looks terrifying!

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