(JERUSALEM) JUST IN: #Wildfire Report: Israeli firefighters are battling a massive wildfire west of the city that has burned 2,000 hectares (5,000 acres) of forest over the past three days #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.17: Israel’s foreign minister also asked neighbouring countries for help: Greece and Cyprus responded with offers to send firefighting aircraft, officials said, though it was not clear if they would be needed.

#AceDailyNews says that Israel battles huge wildfire near Jerusalem and the blaze appeared to have been brought under control on Sunday night but strong winds and low humidity caused it to regain intensity on Monday….as authorities were forced to evacuate about 2,000 residents of nearby towns and villages as a precaution:

Reuters: Were evacuated from several communities, including Givat Yearim

On Tuesday morning, firefighters were reportedly racing to put out dozens of hotspots, with winds forecast to pick up in the afternoon.

“We are deployed in many areas because the winds could bring the fire to new places,” Israel Fire and Rescue Services official Niso Guetta told Army Radio.

EPAIsrael’s government requested assistance from several neighbouring countries

Reuters: The wildfire has destroyed 2,000 hectares of forest in the Jerusalem Hills

The blaze sent a plume of thick black smoke over Jerusalem, and residents have been advised to limit their outdoor activity because of the very high pollution levels.

The wildfire is one of the largest in Israel’s history, but so far no-one has been killed. In 2010, 44 people were killed by a fire on Mount Carmel, in the north of the country, that burned 2,500 hectares.

Reuters: The wildfire is one of the largest in Israel’s history

ReutersResidents of Jerusalem were advised to stay indoors because of the very high air pollution

Fire and Rescue Services Commissioner Dedi Simchi has said the fire was caused by humans, but investigators do not know yet if it was arson or negligence.

Its rapid spread has been aided by the dryness of the vegetation in the Jerusalem Hills after a relatively dry winter and a hot summer.

“The climate crisis will make such events more frequent and powerful, and Israel is particularly sensitive to drought and warming,” Environmental Protection Minister Tamar Zandberg warned during a visit to a fire service command centre, according to the Times of Israel.

The world has already warmed by about 1.2C since the industrial era began and temperatures will keep rising unless governments around the world make steep cuts to emissions.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Aug.17: 2021:

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(ITALY) #ClimateChange Report: Sicily may have registered highest temperature in Europe ever recorded at 48.8C(119.8F) as wildfires spread across swathes of the countryside #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.14: Regional authorities reported the reading, which needs to be verified by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), near Syracuse on Wednesday. ….

#AceDailyNews says that Italy may have registered Europe’s hottest temperature on record where the Italian island of Sicily may have registered the hottest temperature ever recorded in Europe – 48.8C (119.8F) needs to be verified by WMO …

A firefighter battles the flames after a wildfire broke out in Petralia Soprana, Italy, 10 August 2021
The Mediterranean heatwave has led to the spread of wildfires across southern Italy

IPCC Reported on Monday saying human activity was making extreme weather events more common.

According to the WMO, the current official record in Europe is 48C, registered in Athens, Greece, in 1977.

The latest heatwave in Italy is being caused by an anticyclone – nicknamed Lucifer – moving up from Africa.

Anticyclones are areas of high atmospheric pressure where the air is sinking.

Lucifer is forecast to head north across mainland Italy, further raising temperatures in cities including the capital, Rome. 

Italy’s health ministry has issued “red” alerts for extreme heat in several regions and the number of cities that face the highest health risk is expected to rise from eight to 15 by Friday. 

The Mediterranean heatwave, which has seen some countries record their highest temperatures in decades, has led to the spread of wildfires across southern Italy, with Sicily, Calabria and Puglia the worst-hit regions.

Italian firefighters on Wednesday said they had been involved in more than 300 operations in Sicily and Calabria over a 12-hour period, battling through the night to control blazes burning thousands of acres of land.

Three fire-related deaths – two in Calabria and one in Sicily – have been reported by Italian media:

Separately, wildfires are continuing across Greece, fuelled by strong winds and parched vegetation. Foreign teams are helping to tackle blazes in what Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has described as a “nightmarish summer”. 

Climate change increases the risk of the hot, dry weather that is likely to fuel wildfires: How are they linked to climate change?

The world has already warmed by about 1.2C since the industrial era began and temperatures will keep rising unless governments around the world make steep cuts to emissions here is a really simple guide to climate change

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Aug.14: 2021:

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(BOLIVIA) Friends of Nature Foundation Report: An NGO has raised alarm about the impact of destructive wildfires, saying they tore through 749,000 hectares of the country’s woodland between January and July earlier this year, in a new report released on Thursday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.14: Two regions of Bolivia – Santa Cruz and Beni – have been particularly impacted by the fires, suffering 94% of the burnt woodland. By the end of July, Santa Cruz had lost 137,000 hectares, while Beni lost 564,000 hectares due to the blazes….

#AceDailyNews says that Bolivian wildfires destroyed 749,000 hectares of land in 2021, NGO says, as border region declares ‘red alert’ over blazes acording to the report by the Friends of Nature Foundation (FAN) examined the extent of the damage caused by wildfires in the region, finding that there had been a 62% increase in the scale of the burned area during June and July compared with 2020 and a 48% rise versus the same period in 2019 RT News

13 Aug, 2021 17:28  / Updated 13 minutes ago

Bolivian wildfires destroyed 749,000 hectares of land in 2021, NGO says, as border region declares ‘red alert’ over blazes

Using satellite imagery collected by the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-2 to track the spread of the fires, the NGO highlighted how widespread deforestation to expand farming and pastureland had aggravated the blazes in a similar situation to what’s happened in Brazil.

On Thursday, Santa Cruz declared a “red alert” over the “progressive increase in heat sources”, citing “climatic conditions” as a driving factor behind the spread of ongoing fires in the area.

Earlier, Bolivia’s vice-minister of civil defense, Juan Carlos Calvimontes, blamed a significant portion of this year’s fires in the country on humans, claiming that about 90% of them “are being set,” rather than “starting by themselves.” Authorities have pledged to hold those responsible accountable, stating that they will push to recoup the cost of extinguishing them.

The concerns raised by FAN follow similar findings from the organization saying that in 2020, an estimated 2.3 million hectares of forests and prairies were ruined by fire throughout the year, and in 2019, 6.4 million hectares were lost.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Aug.14: 2021:

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(MOSCOW) #Wildfire Report: The smoke from the fires in Russia’s northeast is so thick it has blotted out the sun, plunging swaths of the region into darkness during the brief summer #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.09: A state of emergency has been declared in the city of Yakutsk, where freezing winter temperatures have given it the reputation of being the coldest constantly inhabited city on the planet. …..

#AceDailyNews says State of Emergency declared as one of the coldest places on earth is on fire as residents have been told to stay indoors while volunteers and firefighters brave temperatures surpassing 100 degrees Fahrenheit …..


Source: By Ann M. Simmons, Wall Street Journal

In all, the wildfires have devoured over 10 million acres of land in the Yakutia region this summer, with 175 fires still burning, according to government data. Scientists fear the amount of carbon dioxide released from the Russian blazes could surpass last year’s record.

Similar scenes are playing out across several parts of the globe as emergency teams battle wildfires in Turkey, Southern Europe and the U.S., including California and Hawaii, where brush fires have exploded to encompass some 40,000 acres. Scientists say extreme heat in some areas and drought have contributed to sparking the fires.

More than 2,400 firefighters have been deployed to battle the Russian wildfires, supported by troops and military aircraft, while volunteers such as Ayil Dyulurkha have pitched in, desperate to stop the wildfires spreading to towns where they could destroy homes and businesses.

It is a world away from managing the courier company he founded six months ago in Yakutsk, Mr. Dyulurkha said. “When you come back from the fire, you cough and black soot shoots from your nose,” he said.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Aug.09: 2021:

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(ATHENS) #Wildfire Report: Two people have been killed and six areas put on high alert as uncontrolled blazes spread across Greece #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.07: A 38-year-old volunteer firefighter was killed by a falling electricity pole in a suburb of the capital: Greece’s prime minister says a heatwave has turned the country into a powder keg.

#AceNewsDesk says …Greece fires spread uncontrolled, killing a fireman as huge clouds of smoke are billowing over the northern outskirts of Athens, where people are being urged to leave their homes…..

blaze on evia
One of the worst blazes has struck the island of Evia, close to Athens

Firefighters are battling 154 wildfires across the country…..

Fanned by unpredictable winds, the worst blazes are around the north of Athens. Fires are also raging on the nearby island of Evia, and areas close to ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games.

“We are facing another, more difficult night,” said government minister Nikos Hardalias.

“Wildfires of unprecedented intensity and spread, all our forces are fighting the battle day and night to save lives, together with volunteers.”

Thousands of people have been ordered to leave their homes outside Athens as the blaze tore through houses, cars and businesses.

The firefighter was among the first two people killed by the fires. 

The other victim was the president of the Athens Chamber of Commerce, Konstantinos Michalos. He was found unconscious in a factory close to where a fire was raging. 

A further 20 people have been injured. 

Hundreds of residents and tourists on Evia island have been evacuated aboard ferries and fishing boats, as wildfires closed in on its shores.

“We’re talking about the apocalypse, I don’t know how to describe it,” Sotiris Danikas, a coastguard official on the island, told broadcaster ERT.

AFP reports Hundreds of residents of Evia island were evacuated on ferries ……

Greece, like many parts of Europe, has been grappling with extreme weather this summer. A week-long heat wave has sparked wildfires in many parts of the country.

In neighbouring Turkey, authorities are battling the country’s worst-ever wildfires. Six more neighbourhoods near a power station were evacuated on Friday. 

Eight people have been killed and tens of thousands evacuated along Turkey’s southern coast.

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis says the fires show “the reality of climate change”. Temperatures in the country have been above 40C (107 degrees Fahrenheit) all week.

Hundreds of firefighters and nearly 20 water-bombing aircrafts are trying to control the blazes across Greece. Extra firefighters and planes are being sent in from countries including France and the US.

In the village Krioneri, close to Athens, the fire scorched homes, businesses and factories.

“The fire is uncontrollable,” resident Vassiliki Papapanagiotis told AFP news agency. 

“I don’t want to leave, my whole life is here.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Aug.07: 2021:

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(ATHENS, Greece.) #Wildfire Report: Fires rage across the country for a third day as warnings that flames are close to the very epicentre of where the Olympic Games began #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.06: For a third day, Greek firefighters continue to battle wildfires as a prolonged heatwave and strengthening winds have fuelled more than 150 wildfires in recent days, threatening the ancient site of Olympia…..

#AceDailyNews says that fires rage in Greece for a third day as 25 more villages are evacuated across the country and according to the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service – the European Union’s Earth observation programme – July 2021 “was the second warmest July on record for Europe. Heatwaves occurred from the Baltic to the eastern Mediterranean.”

Locals are complaining that not enough is being done by the government to combat the fires, write Marina Rigou in Athens and Nikolia Apostolou in Kalamata

The blaze in Athens has rekindled and two new suburbs are being evacuated. Another major fire burned just one kilometre from the archeological site of Ancient Olympia, where the first Olympics was held, in the Peloponnese region of Greece, but was later brought under control.

Dozens of people have been evacuated from some 25 villages in the regions of Ilia, Evia, Grevena, and Messinia. In southern Greece, the fires are now burning the village of Karnasi in Mani.

Police frequency, [Aug 5, 2021 at 15:18]
Greece, EU:
Thousands flee homes outside Athens as heat fuels wildfires: https://t.me/police_frequency/50949: Time-lapse video shows wildfires burning throughout the day in Athens. Fires spread through a forest near the city, burning down more than 90 homes, 27 businesses, and 80 cars: Fire victims will receive €800 (£670) as emergency aid and €6,000 (£5,100) in the near future in order to buy furniture. More help is expected to be announced: A new fire in a suburb in the northern part of Athens, bigger than the first one. The situation is really difficult here as it is growing quickly. Ippokratios Politia and Drosopigi already evacuated and it is now heading towards Krioneri.

More than 170 firefighters with 52 engines and six aircraft were operating to bring fires under control on the island of Evia.

“If there are even few people who have reservations about whether climate change is real, I call on them to come here and see the intensity of the phenomena,” Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the prime minister of Greece, said from Ilia, near Ancient Olympia.

The Civil Protection Authority issued an “extreme fire warning” for Friday as temperatures remained high.

Firefighters and planes have been deployed from other European countries including Sweden and Cyprus. The military also mobilised its forces to support patrols.

But that has not been enough to prevent more than 300 homes and businesses from being destroyed by the fires, according to state officials on Wednesday night.

The government is blaming the fire on the prolonged heatwave, which has now lasted ten days with temperatures reaching as high as 46C.

“We are carrying out organised evacuations in order to protect human lives,” Mr Mitsotakis said during his visit to Olympia. “We have a legal framework for state aid, which means that those citizens who saw their homes destroyed by the fire will be compensated so that the houses can be rebuilt,” he stressed.

For Yiannis Sfetsas, a 60-year-old car mechanic in Varibobi, that’s not enough. Yesterday, he saw his shop burn to the ground.

“Whenever there’s a protest they mobilise 10,000 policemen, but here they just sent 300 firefighters,” he said. “My shop is destroyed and so is my home.”

In Sfestas’ shop, 10 cars left there to be repaired have been reduced to ashes. “The damage is really big,” he said. “If only they had reached the initial fire they would have controlled it.”

An area of 6,000 hectares (14,8000 acres) was destroyed in three days, according to the National Observatory of Athens. It amounts to half of the usual annual total.

As efforts have been focused on saving Ancient Olympia, locals in Evia and Messinia are claiming on Greek media that they’re receiving very little aerial help.

On Wednesday, 85 people were rescued by sea from the coastal village of Rovies, where 150 homes and businesses were destroyed by fire.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Aug.06: 2021:

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(ANKARA, Turkey.) #Wildfires Report: LATEST: The 35-year-old coal-fired Kemerkoy Power Station in Mugla region and a nearby town on the Aegean Sea were evacuated late yesterday as deadly wildfires reached the plant #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.06: The 35-year-old coal-fired Kemerkoy Power Station in south-west Turkey’s Mugla region and a nearby town on the Aegean Sea were evacuated late yesterday as deadly wildfires reached the plant….

#AceDailyNews says that Turkey evacuates power station as wildfires rage on as death toll from Turkey wildfires rises to 4 as babies, children and people over the age of 65 were removed from the area, and have been taken to shelters local media reported

Smoke rises as fight against forest fires broke out in Turkey, 1 August 2021 [Mahmut Serdar Alakuş/Anadolu Agency]
MEM – Smoke rises as fight against forest fires broke out in Turkey, 1 August 2021 [Mahmut Serdar Alakuş/Anadolu Agency]August 5, 2021 at 3:36 pm

In a statement the Kemerkoy Electric Distribution Company said the power plant is not at risk of explosions.

Mugla Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Osman Gurun said that the hydrogen tanks in Kemerkoy Power Station have been emptied.

“Even if the fire reaches the power plant, an explosion is not expected,” the mayor said. “Hydrogen facilities and hydrogen gas in the power plant have been emptied and secured.”

Former Undersecretary of the Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation Prof. Dr. Mustafa Ozturk warned that if the Kemerkoy Thermal Power Station burns, toxic gases will be released and could damage human health, Turkey’s NTVreported.

Since 28 July forest fires have been spreading in more than 187 locations in 21 provinces and districts in Turkey, 172 of which were brought under control.

Firefighters used planes and helicopters to tackle the fires, while the government has faced fresh criticism of its handling of the disaster.

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(CALIFORNIA) #Wildfires Report: It is one of more than 85 blazes wreaking havoc in the country – mostly in the western region – with thousands of homes under threat and a state of emergency declared in parts of the state #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.25: Smoke from dozens of blazes in the western USA is now coming to the aid of firefighters battling the mounting devastation across the region……

#AceDailyNews says smoke from wildfires is so huge it’s actually helping army of firefighters as fumes pouring into the air have been providing ‘smoke shade’ in some areas – which provides cooler conditions and temporarily blocks the sun.

By of METROUK Sunday: 25 Jul 2021 11:11 am

Wildfires in California
METRO UK California’s largest wildfire tore through a tiny neighbourhood on Saturday (Picture: AP)

That has allowed an army of firefighters to gain ground on the country’s largest blaze in Oregon, though elsewhere the scene is far bleaker. 

California’s largest wildfire tore through a tiny neighbourhood on Saturday, destroying homes and livelihoods as various blazes continued to devastate the west.

The Dixie fire had already levelled more than a dozen homes and other buildings before reaching the Indian Falls community.

It is one of more than 85 blazes wreaking havoc in the country – mostly in the western region – with thousands of homes under threat and a state of emergency declared in parts of California.

The active fires have so far burned 1.4 million acres of land across the USA, as an army of firefighters battle another devastating fire season worsened by the climate crisis.

A home burns as the Dixie fire rips through the Indian Falls neighborhood of unincorporated Plumas County, California on July 24, 2021.
The Dixie tore through Indian Falls on Saturday (Picture: AFP)
Firefighters try to get control of the scene as the Dixie fire burns dozens of homes in the Indian Falls neighborhood of unincorporated Plumas County, California on July 24, 2021.
Firefighters are struggling to control California’s largest wildfire (Picture: AFP)
A Corvette explodes as flames from the Dixie fire tears through the Indian Falls neighborhood of unincorporated Plumas County, California on July 24, 2021.
A Corvette explodes as flames from the Dixie fire batter communities (Picture: AFP)

Dixie, which ignited on July 14, was burning in a remote area where firefighters struggled to gain access as it charged eastwards.

It was burning in a remote area where firefighters struggled to check its advance eastwards, after so far scorching more than 181,000 acres in Plumas and Butte Counties.

Residents in several small communities and along the west shore of Lake Almano have been told to evacuate, though others across the region have ignored similar orders.

Meanwhile, the nation’s largest wildfire, Oregon’s colossal Bootleg fire, was almost halfway surrounded on Saturday – but thousands of homes remains threatened to its east.

The huge amount of smoke emitted across the region has helped firefighters slow the growth of the sprawling blaze – one of the largest in the state’s history – but authorities remain fearful about its progress.

A firefighter sprays water at a burning home as flames climb up a tree during the Dixie fire in the Indian Falls neighborhood of unincorporated Plumas County, California on July 24, 2021.
A firefighter sprays water at a burning home as flames climb up a huge tree (Picture: AFP)
A firefighter prepares to battle the Dixie Fire, which was tearing through the Indian Falls community in Plumas County, Calif., Saturday, July 24, 2021.
Firefighters across the western USA are battling dozens of huge fires (Picture: AP)

Jim Hanson, a fire behaviour analyst from the Oregon Department of Forestry, explained: ‘This fire is resistant to stopping at dozer lines.

‘With the critically dry weather and fuels we are experiencing, firefighters are having to constantly re-evaluate their control lines and look for contingency options.’

In California, Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for four northern counties because of wildfires that he said were causing ‘conditions of extreme peril to the safety of persons and property’.

Climate change has been blamed for worsening the conditions needed to start and fuel fires – with manmade global warming making the US West much warmer and drier over the past 30 years.

Elsewhere, hundreds of homes are threatened in north-central Washington, where firefighters are battling two blazes in Okanogan County which caused hazardous air quality conditions on Saturday.

A man rides his bike passed a gas station as smoke fills the sky during the Dixie fire in Greenville, California on July 23, 2021.
Air quality has become really poor in some parts of the USA (Picture: AFP)
Residents drink and listen to country music in the street while ignoring a mandatory evacuation order as the Dixie fire approaches in Greenville, California on July 23, 2021.
Some residents, including these in Greenville, California, have ignored evacuation orders – instead drinking and listening to country music in the street (Picture: AFP)

The Alder Creek fire in south-west Montana had already charred more than 6,800 acres by Saturday night – when it was 10% contained and threatening nearly 240 homes.

In California, the Tamarack blaze, south of Lake Tahoe, continued to burn devastate woodland and threaten communities on the Nevada border. Air quality there has also deteriorated to very unhealthy levels.

Heavy smoke from that fire and Dixie has reduced visibility and even grounded some aircraft supporting fire crews.

A theme park had to be evacuated in northern Idaho on Friday thanks to a small fire which was half contained by Saturday when the venue reopened.

Looking ahead, forecasters say hot weather and afternoon winds could continue to spread the blazes but there is a chance of scattered thunderstorms in California, Utah, Nevada, Arizona and other states. However, weather experts warned that some could be dry thunderstorms that produce little rain but a lot of lightning, which can spark new blazes.

#AceNewsDesk report ……..Published: July.24: 2021:

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(SIBERIA) JUST IN: Russian planes seeded clouds to bring down rain on huge fires raging in the region of Yakutia, that in one place spread dangerously close to a hydroelectric power plant #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsDesk says that wildfires are raging across a cold area of Yakutia, Siberia, threatening a power plant and disrupting transport as Russian planes are seeding clouds to make it rain as blaze gets closer …..Reuters Wires on Telegram reports …

Flames leap up at some trees that are about to be engulfed
The wildfires are burning over 885,000 hectares and are more intense than in previous years.(Reuters: Roman Kutukov)

Fires have flared across Russia amid a heatwave, tearing through over 1.5 million hectares of land in Yakutia, which is the worst-hit region.

Officials told people to stay indoors and to keep windows shut due to the smoke at the weekend.

The regional capital Yakutsk, one of the coldest cities on the planet, was forced to suspend flights at its airport due to bad visibility, and transport on the river Lena that carves through Siberia was also interrupted.

Fires flare across Russian forest land annually, but they have become more intense in recent years amid unusually high temperatures across the northern Siberian tundra.

Yakutia is itself in the grips of a heatwave.

A firefighter tries to extinguish a wall of flames
Thousands of firefighters are battling the blazes.(Reuters: Roman Kutukov)

In less than two months, fires in the region have spewed out around 150 megatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent — close to the 2017 annual fossil fuel emissions of Venezuela, according to the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS), part of an European Union observation programme.

On Monday, a Beriev Be-200 amphibious plane flown in from another Siberian region joined a massive effort to contain the blaze involving more than 2,000 firefighters on the ground.

Orange haze can be seen through  a dark forest
More than 100 fires are burning out of control.(Reuters: Roman Kutukov)

Firefighters took special care to contain one fire covering 41,300 hectares, it said.

“There’s a natural water barrier from the river Vilyuy, but the fire is potentially dangerous for the … Svetlinskaya hydroelectric power station,” it said.

Smaller-scale fires have continued to burn in less remote parts of the country.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: July.20: 2021:

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(BRITISH COLUMBIA) Wildfires Report: Triggered by lightning strikes after recent ‘heat dome’ more than 130 are burning across Canada following a recent record heatwave #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.04: More than 130 wildfires – fuelled by lightning strikes – are burning across western Canada following a record-breaking heatwave.

#AceWeatherDesk says ..Canada Heatwave: Lightning triggers wildfires in British Columbia but experts say that #ClimateChange is expected to increase the frequency of extreme weather events, such as heatwaves. However, linking any single event to global warming is complicated according to oficials.

Watch: Lytton, British Columbia residents flee wildfires

Canada’s federal government said it would send military aircraft to help emergency workers battling to control the fires in British Columbia. 

Earlier this week, people had to flee the village of Lytton in the province.

Lytton, which recorded Canada’s highest ever temperature of 49.6C (121.3F) on Tuesday, was destroyed by fire.

The blaze in the village – about 260km (160 miles) north-east of Vancouver – forced many of its 250 residents to leave without their belongings on Wednesday evening.

“Within about 15 minutes the whole town was engulfed in flames,” Mayor Jan Polderman told the BBC: Visual guide to the heatwave’s causes

Abnormally high temperatures have been recorded in swathes of North America in recent days.

On Friday, the British Columbia Wildfire Service said that 136 fires were active across the province following some 12,000 lightning strikes the previous day. 

Hundreds of people have been warned they may have to leave their homes.

Reuters: Authorites in British Columbia have recorded more than 130 wildfires, like this one in Kamloops

Canada’s Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said the government would provide aid, including military helicopters and personnel, to help tackle the fires and reach people threatened by the flames.

The blazes have forced the closure of a number of major roads. 

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said the weather and the wildfires were having a “devastating” and “unprecedented” impact on British Columbia. 

“These wildfires show that we are in the earliest stages of what promises to be a long and challenging summer,” he said.

Health officials say extreme heat is likely to have contributed to 719 sudden deaths over the past week.

“Many of the deaths experienced over the past week were among older individuals living alone in private residences with minimal ventilation,” Chief Coroner Lisa Lapointe said in a statement. 

Temperatures have been easing in coastal areas of Canada, but there is not much respite for inland regions. The British Columbia Wildfire Service said it was bracing for more wildfires throughout the weekend. 

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(SAN FRANCISCO) (CBS SF) — Once considered an natural oddity, columns of towering flames known as a ‘firenado’ packing 100 mph-plus winds have become an increasingly common threat over the last four years as the wildfires that have ripped through Northern California have gained in intensity #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.01: Fire tornadoes — firenadoes, fire whirls — occur when intense rising heat and turbulent wind conditions combine to form whirling eddies of air. These eddies can contract into a tornado-like vortex that sucks in burning debris and combustible gases.

California Wildfires: What Is A Firenado? In California WildfiresMassive Creek Fire Spawned Two Firenados During Advance In Sierra National Forest‘Firenado’ Spotted As Hog Fire Scorches 8,000 Acres In Northern CaliforniaWeather Service Issues Rare Firenado Warning For Wildfire Burning Near LoyaltonScientists Find Causes Behind Redding ‘Firenado’ During Carr FireWoodward Firefighters Encounter Fire Whirl While Battling Marin County Wildfire and on Monday night, a firenado was recorded on video as the Lava Fire grew in intensity and was quickly expanding from 5,000 acres to 13,300 acres.

Veteran federal hotshot firefighter Aaron Humphrey has witnessed first hand the destructive power of a firenado. He was part of a federal hotshot fire team that battled the deadly 2018 Carr Fire.

He watched in horror as a firenado obliterated entire neighborhoods. It still haunts the former hotshot supervisor.

“You are in a fog and expecting death or disaster around every corner … It collectively killed my hotshot spirit,” Humphrey, 44, said of the fire tornado.

Atmospheric scientist Neil Lareau, an assistant professor in the Physics Department at the University of Nevada, studied the Carr firenado.

The phenomena spun to life on July 26, 2018 between 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. and was packing winds of an estimated 143 mph — the power of an EF3 tornado.

The firenado weather system topped out at 17,000 feet above the Earth’s surface as it scorched through a widespread area of Redding, devastating everything in its path. It was related to four deaths, a number of injuries and the destruction of many homes.

During last September’s deadly Creek Fire, officials said two firenadoes spun to life during the blaze’s advance in the Sierra National Forest.

Officials said the intense heat of the fire, fueled by thousands of dead trees, created its own weather system and sent a pyrocumulus cloud soaring thousands of feet into the sky.

Creek fire created a 55,000-foot-high pyrocumulus cloud, researcher says. He has seen nothing to match it from a wildfire. https://t.co/8TjZPBBjBm

— Mark Grossi (@markgrossi) September 13, 2020

Federal forecasters said one of the firenadoes was rated an EF-2, with winds up to 125 miles per hour. The other had winds of up to 100 miles per hour and was rated an EF-1. Both took place on Sept. 5th.

The Creek Fire firenadoes wreaked havoc across the rugged area, the result of “unprecedented fire behavior,” government forecasters said.

“To have even one tornado within a fire is rare,” CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward said. “Fires can lead to fire whirls — kind of like a dust devil — due to differential heating, but to get a tornado with winds of over 100 mph is quite unusual.”

The firenadoes uprooted pine trees, snapping even several 2-foot diameter trees and stripping bark from their trunks, a storm survey report said.

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