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Forest fires in California, Oregon and Washington

We have to think of it as a climate fire, says the Governor of Washington.

12.09.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Original language: de Translator: Isolde Moussot
Last change: Isolde Moussot Date update: 12.09.2020 21:16

500,000 people are fleeing the flames. At least 16 people have died in the fires, including a one-year-old boy.

Villages are partially surrounded by the fires.


The current heat wave and dry winds are intensifying the fires.


3600 square kilometres are burning in Oregon alone.


In California, several forest fires and bush fires combined to form a single 2000 square metre fire on Thursday.


12500 square kilometres have already burned in California this year. The current fires are among the 20 largest in California's history since records began around 1930.

The sky over San Francisco is orange.

California's Governor Gavin Newsom sees climate change as the cause of the fires.

Sources:

https://www.spiegel.de/panorama/500-000-menschen-auf-der-flucht-vor-de

https://youtu.be/roLRvN4W2XI

https://youtu.be/WzwIQyZ64jk

https://youtu.be/aN6Z2uC5bJs

https://youtu.be/kwH6Hlq6Keo

https://youtu.be/0YqW16XNIu0

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/11/oregon-fires-california-

https://youtu.be/neMObfw8Dqs

Further links:

https://youtu.be/cUo2Vs6id7w

https://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/klimapolitik-welt-brennt-re