China News Service, September 16th, a comprehensive report that the west coast of the United States continues to be raged by fires, and at least 36 people have been killed.

The fire burned more than 4.6 million acres of land in the west, creating smog covering the sky over the city.

The smoke even drifted eastward, reaching northern New York and parts of Canada.

The authorities warned that more terrible wildfires may occur in the future.

The California area of ​​the United States is experiencing its worst wildfire season in its history, and the fire has even spread to Washington and Oregon.

The picture shows the smog covering the San Francisco Bay Area on the 9th local time.

California still has more than 20 active wild fires, the death toll rises to 25

  In California, where the fire is the worst, the death toll from the fire has risen to 25. There are still more than 20 fires in the state.

  According to the authorities, as of the morning of the 15th local time, 39% of the comprehensive fire in the north has been controlled.

According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, this is the eighth largest fire in California's history, burning more than 269,000 acres of land.

  The Northern Comprehensive Fire is one of several large-scale fires in California in the past month.

So far in 2020, fires have engulfed more than 3.2 million acres of land in the state.

The comprehensive fire in the north has destroyed as many as 4,200 buildings and forced more than 60,000 people to leave their homes.

  In addition, the fire has also caused some tourist attractions in California to be blocked.

California's national forest has been closed, and the authorities also announced that Sequoia National Park will be closed to tourists from the morning of the 15th local time.

  According to the California Fire Department, more than 16,600 firefighters are currently fighting fires across the state, and continuous dry conditions will continue to pose challenges.

  On the 15th local time, an official wrote in a statewide situation report: “Today (15th) and Thursday (17th) temperatures are expected to warmer, despite the slight influence of smog. Friday ( The 18th) and the whole weekend will be cooler. But in the absence of significant precipitation, California will remain dry and wildfires may occur at any time."

On September 10, local time, the air quality in San Francisco, California, USA was poor.

On that day, the air quality in the San Francisco Bay Area further deteriorated. The air quality in most areas of San Francisco and other parts of the Bay Area was at an "unhealthy" level.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Liu Guanguan

Take photos of wildfires?

Oregon authorities call not to use drones

  Multiple wildfires in Oregon have spread at the same time, and some people dispatched drones to send back first-hand pictures of devastation in the disaster area.

However, the police and firefighting units stated that private drones would interfere with the actions of helicopters and fire-fighting aircraft, and appealed to the public not to use drones during the rescue of the forest fire.

  On the 14th, Oregon Forest Service's Fire Protection Director Graf pointed out that if an unknown drone intruded into the rescue area, the authorities’ helicopters or firefighting aircraft could only be temporarily grounded based on flight safety considerations.

  Oregon Governor Brown said at least 10 people were killed in the fire in the state.

One child died in Washington State.

  On the other hand, the airspace of the western United States where wildfires are currently occurring has different degrees of flight control.

The fire authorities called on the public to let professional firefighters handle the fire.

At noon on September 9, local time, San Francisco, California, USA, was as dark as night.

Mountain fires in many parts of Northern California burned for days, and the resulting smoke and dust spread everywhere, causing the local air quality to drop significantly.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Liu Guanguan

Fire smoke drifts eastward, catastrophic wildfires may increase in the future

  According to reports, the smoke from the current fire has dispersed to the east.

  According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Satellite and Product Operations, the smoke blows from the west to Michigan and the Great Lakes region, and then to Rochester, New York.

In addition, the smoke also traveled across the southwest in the other direction, through Missouri, Illinois, and Kentucky, and finally reached the Mid-Atlantic.

  In addition, the light-to-moderate smog coverage also blows eastward into Toronto and Ottawa, Canada, and blows northward to Vancouver in western Canada and Calgary in the northeast.

The narrow zone between the two flues was spared, including parts of Nevada, Utah, and Colorado.

  However, the smog has not yet affected air quality in most parts of the eastern United States.

From North Dakota to New York State, air quality is still considered "good" in smog-spread areas.

The air quality in parts of California, Oregon, and Washington state is still harmful.

  According to reports, the 2020 American wildfire season is unprecedented in scale and severity.

According to data from the National Interagency Fire Center, there are currently 87 fires burning in 10 states.

The imminent disaster may be more serious.

Climate scientists warn that as global temperatures rise, the prevalence of catastrophic wildfires will increase.