Jun 28, 2017

U.S. Wildfires News: Six States See Surge of Fires From Record-Breaking Temperatures

Utah
USA
by
Edward Leano
,
The Christian Post

More than 18 wildfires have sprung up across the West and Southwest areas of United States, as unprecedented temperatures continue to trigger new fires.

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The two largest fires have started in Arizona and Utah, and have caused untold damage to forests in the area. Haley Brink of CNN Weather noted that the current rash of wildfires has burned down almost 1 million acres, a record high compared to the wildfire average last year.

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More than 2.5 million acres in the country has been burned down by wildfires, a figure that's one million more than the annual average. The number of incidents has almost reached the 10-year average of 30,365 fires, with the current date just reaching July. Almost 27,943 wildfires have sprung up as of Thursday, June 22.

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Unprecedented high temperatures and little rainfall have contributed to the recent spate of wildfires in the country.