Oregon: Thousands of acres of forest destroyed by fire

Because of the massive wildfires in the US state Oregon More than 137,000 hectares of forest had been destroyed by Monday. “This fire is a real challenge,” Fire Chief Joe Hessel said. The southern Oregon wildfire, named after the nearby town of “Bootleg,” is the most powerful of about 80 major fires currently active in the United States. United States of America.

Authorities have ordered more than 2,100 evictions in just under two weeks, and 67 homes have been destroyed so far. The fire brigade has so far managed to contain about a quarter of the “unlawful fire”. Unusually hot and dry weather encourages fire to spread. (You read a report from the disaster area Here.)

Even in the state California Severe fires continue to burn. One of them, “Dixie Fire”, may have been caused by the US company Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E). According to a preliminary report of the company, on the day the fire broke out, an employee discovered an overturned tree on a power line and flames in the immediate vicinity.

The company was actually responsible for the so-called Camp Fire in California in 2018. At that time, faulty power lines and inadequate protection measures caused the fire that killed 86 people.

In other states along the West Coast of the United States and in Canada There are countless fires. in the Western Canadian Province British Columbia More than 2,500 people were ordered to evacuate on Monday. A total of 300 forest fires are currently raging in the province. According to scientists, climate change is increasing aridity in the region, which creates conditions for the spread of wildfires.

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