Just as I predicted..the fires would get outrageous as they try to beat our POE orgone with DOE.
Is it a fluke or a coincidence?
More wildfires flare, forcing further evacuations
1 person dies in South Dakota; hundreds flee blaze in Washington state
Rick Egan / The Salt Lake Tribune via AP
A scorched freeway sign sits in the road Saturday near Cove Fort, Utah.
July 8: As wildfires threaten towns in the west, now cities and towns in
the East are preparing for an increase in heat-related emergencies.
NBC's George Lewis reports.
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. - One of dozens of fires across the West raced out of
a canyon in South Dakota's Black Hills with a
vengeance on Sunday, killing a homeowner and destroying 27
homes, authorities said.
Residents of about 50 homes had fled the wildfire near Hot Springs,
which also injured two firefighters and closed a section of a state
highway, state and federal officials said. An area of roughly 9 square
miles has burned since the fire was sparked Saturday by lightning.
One person was killed trying to retrieve possessions from a home. The
person's identity was withheld until relatives could be
notified, authorities said.
This thing blew up because of extreme hot temperatures and the
winds, said Joe Lowe, state wildland fire coordinator.
"It came out of the canyon with a vengeance".
Gov. Mike Rounds toured the area Sunday and noted that the trees around some houses were charred but the dwellings were intact.
Aided by hot weather and gusty winds, brushfires are burning out of
control in several states.
™t know how in the world you saved some of those homes, he
told firefighters at an evening briefing.
More than two dozen homes had no damage because of a high-tech gel made of water-filled bubbles.
High wind near Wenatchee, Wash., overnight spread a brush fire that
threatened homes. By Sunday morning, 250 to 270 homes had been
evacuated, and at least three outbuildings were destroyed.
In fire-swept Nevada, about 1,500 evacuees from Winnemucca were allowed home hours after a wildfire destroyed an electrical substation and several outbuildings, shut down Interstate 80, delayed trains, and
killed livestock. No injuries were reported.
It was pretty hairy for quite a while, and people thought they would go
back to nothing, Humboldt County Undersheriff Curtiss Kull said
Sunday. It was a huge wall of flame coming at the homes.
It's amazing that no homes were lost. It was unknown how much
of the fire was contained Sunday, and no estimate was provided on when
full containment would be reached, said Jamie Thompson, a spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
In Utah, the largest wildfire in state history grew to 283,000 acres on
Sunday. The blaze has swept through about 442 square miles of extremely dry sagebrush, cheat grass and pinion juniper in central Utah.
This fire just ran away from us, and we couldn't put a dent in
it, said Mike Melton, fire management officer for
Utah's Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands.
The fire forced the closure Sunday of a 60-mile stretch of Interstate 15
between Interstate 70 near Cove Fort and Beaver, Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Steve Winward said. It was unclear when the freeway would reopen.
Other fires blackened the landscape in California, Colorado, Arizona,
Idaho, Montana and Oregon.
Quick-moving flames burned through more than 34,000 acres in
Californiaâ€™s Inyo National Forest, skirting the popular John
Muir Wilderness north of Mount Whitney, the tallest peak in the lower 48 states.
60-mph winds in California
The blaze was less than 10 percent contained Sunday, though a break in
the 60-mph wind and triple-digit temperature gave firefighters a chance
to dig in, Inyo National Forest spokesman John Louth said.
When an ember lands in the sagebrush, thereâs a 100 percent chance of
it catching, said fire information officer Jim Wilkins.
â€œYou put a spark on it, it will ignite into fire.
Flames up to 40 feet high threatened major power lines in the area
feeding the eastern Sierra front and greater Los Angeles, Wilkins said.
A wildfire in the Los Padres National Forest in Southern California
injured 11 firefighters, including one who suffered a broken leg. The
6,500-acre blaze was threatening 22 homes, said fire information officer
A 45,000-acre fire in Idaho was contained Saturday, officials said.
Crews on Sunday raced to repair fire-damaged transmission lines that
threatened rotating power failures.