West Coast wildfires continue to rage with 11 states reporting 87 large fires

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US West Coast wildfires continue to rage: At least 36 people dead, nearly 5 million acres torched - smoke cloud reaches East Coast
US West Coast wildfires continue to rage: At least 36 people dead, nearly 5 million acres torched – smoke cloud reaches East Coast

Raging wildfires are still wrecking havoc along the West Coast, and now there are almost 90 wildfires in nearly a dozen states, the National Interagency Fire Center said.

So far the fires have burned an estimated 4.8 million acres, with a majority of the damage occurring in California, Oregon, Washington, and now Idaho.

According to the NIFC, firefighters have been able to contain six large fires — one in Montana, two in Oregon, and three in California.

The NIFC said that 11 states are currently reporting a total of 87 large fires:

● Arizona (1)
● California (23)
● Colorado (4)
● Idaho (13)
● Montana (9)
● Nevada (1)
● Oregon (12)
● South Dakota (1)
● Utah (6)
● Washington (15)
● Wyoming (2)

Dozens dead, many more missing

As tens of thousands of people continue to be displaced, the casualty count continues to rise.

According to CNN, at least 36 people have been killed in the West Coast wildfires. Of those killed, 25 were in the California fires, 10 in Oregon, and one in Washington.

The Oregon Office of Emergency Management reported Tuesday that at least 22 people are missing in the state and at least 1,145 homes have been destroyed.

‘Dangerous’ smoke — and its spreading

The smoke in the region has led IQAir, a group that tracks global air quality, to report that the West Coast currently has the worst air quality in the world.

Virtually all of Washington is covered by “unbelievably irritating, downright unhealthy and dangerous” smoke, Gov. Jay Inslee announced.

And in Oregon at least 10% of emergency room visits are for asthma-like symptoms.

Now, the growing smoke cloud has reached the Atlantic Ocean. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration posted a map showing just how much smoke is currently covering the U.S.

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smoke of west coast fires engulfs the US. Map by NOAA

AccuWeather meteorologist Matt Benz told USA Today that wildfire smoke has finally traveled thousands of miles and reached the East Coast.

And do you remember when the smoke was sucked into a Pacific storm?

Benz said “you can draw a line from California through St. Louis and on to Norfolk, Virginia — pretty much everyplace north of that line is looking at smoke-tainted skies.

More strange weather phenomena on The BlazeStrange Sounds and Steve Quayle.

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  1. Well we have so much misery and a lot in our plates.
    Thanks God the 50 days of siege of white house is cancelled.
    Adbusters was planning a 50-day White House siege starting September 17 that was promoted widely on social media. Is the nonviolent protest still happening? As it turns out, the protest has evolved a bit since it was first announced and is now 50 days of jazz improv.

    Here’s what you need to know.
    The White House Siege Is Now 50 Days of Nonviolent Improv Jazz Throughout the Country
    Adbusters’ website.

    The website refers to this as a “carnival of joyful resistance” in their Tactical Briefing #6. They wrote:

    Starting tomorrow September 17, let’s summon the revolutionary sweetness that was our calling card in Zuccotti Park and electrify the 50 days leading up to November 3.

    On street corners and in front of federal buildings of every town and city, and in front of the White House, let’s start playing non-violent improv jazz in defiance of Trump’s tyranny.Bring your horn, find a comrade, and strike up a riff. As the music swells, the air above the entire nation will become steeped in the deep blue revolutionary hue of collaborative, organic, improvised jazz.Our 50-day blast of impassioned jazz could change the outcome of the election.

    In Tactical Briefing #3, the site was still mentioning having the focus of the protest be in Lafayette Square, but they mentioned that they would show up at the square playing improvisational jazz. This was a change from Tactical Briefing #2, which simply mentioned a 50-day siege of the White House and people meeting at Lafayette Square.

    The change was also mentioned in Tactical Briefing #5. The original idea to focus the protest at the White House appears to have changed. The briefing notes: “Bring courage and wits — and your musical chops — to a street corner near you . . . and to pop-up sieges in front of federal buildings across the nation . . . and as the election approaches, to the White House in Washington, D.C.”
    A Group Organizing the Lafayette Meeting Said It Was Canceled Due to Violent Threats

    On September 11, DC General Assembly announced that they would be organizing Occupy’s White House Siege event.

    Twitter

    The group then tweeted on September 17, noting that a general meeting at Lafayette Square was not happening, and tagged Adbusters in the tweet. Adbusters retweeted the notice.
    We do not needed this any way thanks again was cancelled now we have to deal with fires etc…

  2. Antifa keeps starting fires. Some have been captured by police, and on film. Some lady busted a cretin, and held him at gunpoint for the authorities.
    CNN-Reza (cannibal pervert) called to burn it all down on video. Insurrection, sedition, and treason laws apply.

    Have fun in prison—imbecile nutjobs.

  3. Well SOME OF THEM ARE DIRECTED BY TERRORIST REGIME OF IRAN. ,ISIS,HAMAS,PLO! They are enemies of USA and Israel. I am always mad when now both nations are in state of Shitulutions. I ask myself i can never leave this beautiful lands.and people never. When it comes to major Civil War in USA we all are guilty. We can not blame white boys or BLM etc. We have to blame all of us for our stupidity and naive and three things destroy us. Lack of educations, Lack of Awareness, Lack of prevention’s.If this nation become 50 nations start looking now so which one you want to live in it.
    Mohsen BC
    Disclaimer always apply

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