Contact Us

Wildfires Continue Across the West

Wildfire_David McNew/Getty
Wildfire_David McNew/Getty

As you may have gathered from yesterday’s haze, the wildfires continue to rage across the West. KXMB News says close to fifty thousand fires have burned more than eight million acres across the western portion of North America, much of the devastation centered in California, Oregon and Montana.

CBS News says as of yesterday, “62 large fires were burning across nine western states, with 20 fires in Montana and 17 in Oregon,” as reported by the National Interagency Fire Center.

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has directed all land managers and park superintendents to be “more aggressive” in cutting down small trees and underbrush to prevent further spreading of wildfires.

KX says the Forest Service and Interior Department have spent more than $2.1 billion so far this year fighting fires — about the same as in the entire year of 2015.

As far as the local haze is concerned, local meterologists say there is some rain in the forecast, and that should provide some relief over the weekend.

[Source: KXMB]

 

 

Best of KLXX

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://supertalk1270.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.