Not only California, Colorado with big wildfires too




Last week, we informed about extensive wildfires in California, which doze a smoke over the states over Southwest of US. During a week, extremely hot weather and uprising risk of fires have worsening in many regions of Southwest and the next wildfires erupted over area.

The net biggest wildfire broke up in Colorado – The Pine Gulch Fire has consumed almost 40 square miles at the weekend and still is expands.

Residents of Garfield County in Colorado have been told to be ready to evacuate because of a spreading wildfire. The blaze of the Pine Gulch Fire is burning about 18 miles north of Grand Junction, Colorado, in Mesa and Garfield counties.

It has consumed more than 37 square miles, portions of regional roads were closed. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued an air quality warning for northern Mesa County and southwestern Garfield County.

Weather conditions are not helping with the fire, which was started by a lightning strike on July 31. Hot and dry conditions were forecast to continue with above normal temperatures reaching 85 to 90 degrees. Afternoon storms could still develop, but they are expected to bring wind and lightning. No significant rainfall is expected.

Read more:

https://mkweather.com/2020/08/04/smoke-over-the-4-states-apple-fire-event-right-now/

Sources:

https://www.weathernationtv.com

https://weather.com/news/news/2020-08-09-colorado-pine-gulch-fire-evacuations?cm_ven=hp-slot-4

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