Smoke from western wildfires to permeate Colorado, Front Range once again Tuesday

Smoke from West Coast wildfires will drift back into Colorado on Tuesday, creating moderate to unhealthy ozone concentrations for people with asthma and other lung ailments along the Front Range. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment also issued an air quality health advisory across northern and western portions of the state due to smoke. The advisory began Tuesday

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At least 65 killed in Algerian wildfires, Greece and Italy burn

ATHENS/ALGIERS (Reuters) – Exhausted Greek firefighters battled blazes for a ninth day on Wednesday amid sweltering temperatures that also helped stoke wildfires in Algeria, where at least 65 people died, and in southern Italy.FILE PHOTO: Two Egyptian Chinook helicopters fly over Elefsina Military Air Base, providing firefighting assistance in Greece, August 11, 2021. REUTERS/Louiza VradiFrom Turkey to Tunisia, countries around

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Multiple wildfires burning in Colorado amid dry conditions – The Denver Post

Crews across the state are battling multiple wildfires as dry conditions persist. On Sunday, at least three new wildfires were reported. A fire burning near Sylvan Lake State Park in Eagle County forced officials to issue pre-evacuation notices. Campers and others recreating in Sylvan Lake State Park and much of the surrounding lands have been evacuated. The fire is estimated

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Satellite image shows smoke from Western wildfires stretching all the way to Michigan

Wildfires across California, Oregon and Washington have killed at least 35 people, scorched over 4 million acres and sent thick smoke and ash into the skies. Dramatic satellite images show the smoke has wafted more than 1,000 miles, stretching as far east as Michigan. One image, tweeted by the National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center, shows a massive swath of

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An Oregon family fleeing wildfires ran out of gas as they drove away from the blaze, and had to abandon their car and boat to get to safety

Oregon resident Allison Hargett was camping at Detroit Lake State Park near Salem, Oregon, with her family and friends when they were told to evacuate early Tuesday morning because of the nearby Beachie Creek Fire. As Hargett drove away with her family, she ran out of gas and her friends had to drive her family home.  Hargett told CNN that

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Northern California wildfires threatening thousands of homes

VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires raged through Northern California on Wednesday, threatening thousands of homes and blackening the skies near San Francisco as crews struggled to surround them despite steep terrain and blistering heat. The fires, many caused by lightning and sometimes pushed by strong winds, had burned hundreds of thousands of acres as they chewed through brushland, rural areas,

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High risk of widespread wildfires across Europe this year, EU says

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union expects dry weather to cause unusually widespread wildfires in Europe over the coming months, including in the central and northern regions that tend to be less at risk, the EU’s crisis management commissioner said on Tuesday. After above-average European spring temperatures, forest fires have already broken out in recent days in Sweden and northern

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