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Wildfires Scorch the Dry, Hot West

Wildfires Scorch the Dry, Hot West More than 60 wildfires are now burning in 13 states across the U.S. In parts of California, Colorado and Utah, hundreds of residents remain under evacuation orders. Colorado's Spring Creek Fire is the state's third-largest on record, having scorched nearly 161 square miles. It’s destroyed 100 homes and forced the evacuations of 2,000 other homes. A wildfire in central Utah has destroyed an estimated 90 structures, including homes. In 2018, wildfires have charred 4,539 square miles in the USA. That number is about 700 square miles above average. Wildfires this year are to blame for one fatality, so far.

Source: Inform News

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