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Small Town Bands Together to Care for Evacuees of Oregon’s Bootleg Fire
In The States
Small Town Bands Together to Care for Evacuees of Oregon’s Bootleg Fire
2021-07-15 20:36:22
by Brock Blasdell

Oregon is currently at the heart of one of the most expensive and destructive wildfire seasons of the past decade. According to data from the National Interagency Fire Center, six wildfires across the state are currently burning over 280 thousand... Read More

'Scary' Fuel Shortage Could Ground Firefighting Aircraft
Climate
'Scary' Fuel Shortage Could Ground Firefighting Aircraft

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Airport officials facing jet fuel shortages are concerned they'll have to wave off planes and helicopters that drop fire retardants during what could be a ferocious wildfire season, potentially endangering surrounding communities. Sporadic shortages at some... Read More

Wildfires Rage as US West Grapples With Heat Wave, Drought
Climate
Wildfires Rage as US West Grapples With Heat Wave, Drought

Firefighters were working in extreme temperatures across the U.S. West and struggling to contain wildfires, the largest burning in California and Oregon, as another heat wave baked the region, straining power grids. The largest wildfire of the year in California... Read More

Surging US Virus Cases Raise Fear That Progress is Slipping
Health
Surging US Virus Cases Raise Fear That Progress is Slipping

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Alarming surges in coronavirus cases across the U.S. South and West raised fears Monday that the outbreak is spiraling out of control and that hard-won progress against the scourge is slipping away because of resistance... Read More

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