23 Jul 2021

More than 80 wildfires are burning across America’s north-west

Washington Correspondent

A major wildfire has begun spreading from Northern California into Nevada, forcing residents in several communities to evacuate.

Firefighters are battling to control the flames in temperatures soaring to 32 Celsius and high winds.

There are more than 80 large wildfires burning across the Pacific Northwest of America. Almost 22,000 firefighters have been deployed to incidents across the area. And almost 1.4 million acres of land have already been destroyed this year, more than the comparable period in 2020 which was the worst on record.