At Least 23 People Have Died In Wildfires In The Western United States
The number of victims of wildfires that engulfed the Western United States has risen to 23, according to USA Today.
According to its data, fires have engulfed more than 12 States in the Western United States. Nineteen deaths were registered in California, three in Oregon, and one in Washington state. Reuters previously reported eleven dead in California, as well as three more victims were reported by Oregon authorities.
"Unprecedented weather conditions have created a wildfire emergency in California, Oregon, Washington, and other States," according to the national interagency fire center, based in Idaho.
Authorities in Oregon on Thursday said that more than 500 thousand residents of the state were evacuated because of the fires.
Employees of the National interagency fire center reported that the fires in the West of the country burned more than 3.4 million acres (1.375 million hectares) of land. Images from us satellites released by the US National Aeronautics and space administration show that smoke from the fires covered almost the entire West Coast of the country on Tuesday. The surface temperature in some places exceeded 191 degrees Celsius.