(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. 

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: July.04: 2021:

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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.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: July.01: 2021:

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