Large wildfires are raging across several US states as a ‘dangerous’ heatwave sweeps across much of the country’s west.
These fires are raging in California, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Washington State, Arizona, Utah and Wyoming. The United States Weather Services (NWS) warned on Friday of weather conditions that could increase the magnitude of the wildfires, “including low humidity and wind gusts expected from northern California to Montana. . »
“Heat warnings and advisories extend across most of California and Nevada to the interior of the northwest,” the NWS pointed out.
New wildfires broke out in California, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming on Wednesday as firefighters grapple with ‘high temperatures’, according to the National Firefighting Support Center forest (NIFC).
More than 10,200 firefighters and support personnel have been deployed to put out the 46 wildfires currently raging across the United States, the NIFC said.
Idaho is the hardest hit with 14 fires, followed by Montana (10), Oregon (9), California (6) and Washington State (4).
More fires are feared in California, where extreme temperatures are expected in the coming days.