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Nearly 37,500 hectares already destroyed: Huge wildfires out of control in US state of Oregon

Nearly 37,500 hectares already destroyed: Huge wildfires out of control in US state of Oregon

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Huge wildfires continue to destroy trees in the US state of Oregon, blanketing the region with thick smoke and affecting air quality. This was reported by the local authorities on Tuesday. The fire is one of many devastating areas of the American West that have been affected by a prolonged drought.

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Cedar Creek FireAug. On the 1st, nearly 37,500 acres of Oregon were destroyed by lightning in an inaccessible area that was still out of control. This is according to the latest update from the authorities.

This smoke causes persistently poor air quality that can last for days. More than 2,000 homes and 400 commercial buildings are at risk from the fire, but officials have downgraded their evacuation plan from 3 to 2 in some areas. Hundreds of residents have already been ordered to evacuate and authorities have warned thousands to avoid them. Must follow.

another fire,Double Creek Fire‘, has ravaged northwestern Oregon since August 30 and destroyed more than 62,000 acres of forest.

The American West is experiencing the effects of a devastating drought that has been exacerbated by more than two decades of climate change. More than 90 fires are active in many western states of the United States.

Meanwhile, firefighters are also struggling.Fairview Fire‘Mosquito Fire’ around Sacramento, a suburb of Los Angeles.

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