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Air Quality Warning For NYC Due To Western Wildfires

AccuWeather reports: The AQI reading in New York City Tuesday evening reached an unhealthy 137, the highest this year so far. At this elevated number, health effects can be immediately felt by sensitive groups. Healthy individuals may experience difficulty breathing and throat irritation with prolonged exposure, and should limit outdoor activity. The smoke spread up to 2,500 miles downwind of …

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Manslaughter Charge In 2020 Gender Reveal Wildfire

NPR reports: A couple whose gender reveal ceremony sparked a Southern California wildfire that killed a firefighter last year were charged with involuntary manslaughter, authorities announced Tuesday. Refugio Manuel Jimenez Jr. and Angela Renee Jimenez pleaded not guilty Monday to charges involving the El Dorado Fire, San Bernardino County District Attorney Jason Anderson [photo] announced at a news conference. The …

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Oregon Wildfire Produces “Pyrocumulus Clouds”

Changing America reports: The intense smoke and heat from an Oregon wildfire is producing “fire clouds,” also known as pyrocumulus clouds, above the far-ranging fire — creating plumes of smoke and ash that have reached a height of over a mile into the sky. Fire clouds can spew ash and embers, sometimes even lightning, to other areas and further increase …

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Wildfires Rage Across Ten Western States [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Wildfires that torched homes and forced thousands to evacuate burned across 10 parched Western states on Tuesday, and the largest, in Oregon, threatened California’s power supply. Nearly 60 wildfires tore through bone-dry timber and brush from Alaska to Wyoming, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. Arizona, Idaho and Montana accounted for more than half of …

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Massive Oregon Wildfire Spreads To 150,000 Acres

NBC News reports: The Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon nearly doubled in size from Saturday to Sunday to more than 150,000 acres as extreme heatwaves and wildfires continued to scorch the West. The intense flames in the Fremont-Winema National Forest broke out on July 6, burning for its sixth day on Sunday, according to an incident report. The out-of-control wildfire …

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Evacuations As Arizona Wildfire Spreads In Record Heat

CNN reports: One of Arizona’s largest wildfires has scorched more than 139,000 acres and continues to spread rapidly as weather conditions are expected to remain hot and dry. More than 1,000 people are fighting to tame the Telegraph Fire, burning east of Phoenix, as it has grown and began merging with the neighboring Mescal Fire. Both fires have charred more …

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Western US Braces For “Dangerous” Heat Wave [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: A punishing mid-June heat wave is set to scorch much of the Southwest and West this week, with Las Vegas potentially eclipsing its highest temperature on record, which stands at 117°F. The heat will build in a region that is experiencing a record drought, leading to dangerous fire weather conditions, high power demands, and causing water supplies …

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Fox Plays “Ring Of Fire” To Accompany Wildfires Report

Mediaite reports: At the end of its A-Block on Friday night, Fox News’ Special Report with Bret Baier made a bizarre choice of bumper music, playing Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire as the show segued out of a news brief about a raging Colorado wildfire. “That’s tonight’s live look outside the beltway from Special Report,” Baier concluded seconds later, as …

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Trump Reverses On Wildfires Relief Aid For California

Sacramento’s NBC News affiliate reports: Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday that President Donald Trump has approved the state’s request for a major disaster declaration for wildfires that have burned hundreds of thousands of acres in the state. The reversal came hours after the Trump administration had denied the bid and California officials were planning to appeal the rejection. In a …

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Trump Admin Rejects Wildfires Relief For California

The New York Times reports: The Trump administration has rejected California’s request for disaster relief aid for six major wildfires that scorched more than 1.8 million acres in land, destroyed thousands of structures and caused at least three deaths last month. The rejection of aid late Thursday, a rare move in cases of disasters on the scale of California’s fires, …

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Christians To Put Out CA Wildfires With “Repentance”

From a press release published by Christian Newswire: Over 8,000 California fires just in the year 2020. Over 5 million acres burned. And the season isn’t over. God’s Solution to heal a land: “Spiritual fire”–by thousands of California Christians. “Spiritual fire” means a believer in Christ “on fire”–zealous to cleanse from old sins, turning away from the world’s ways to …

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Oregon Republican Who Fled Capitol To Avoid Vote On Climate Change Bill Loses Home To Wildfire [VIDEO]

Labor 411 reports: Oregon Republican state senator Fred Girod was one of 11 Republicans who made headlines when they walked out of the senate –  even leaving the state – so that a quorum could not be achieved for a climate change bill. Now with wildfires raging in Oregon, climate change has come to Girod’s doorstep. Literally. “Fred Girod stood …

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Biden Vows To Battle Climate Change Behind Wildfires

From a statement issued today by Joe Biden: As devastating wildfires continue to rage across California, Oregon, Washington, and throughout the West, Jill and I are keeping everyone affected by this disaster in our prayers. To the families who have lost everything; to the people forced to evacuate their homes; to the brave firefighters and first responders risking their lives …

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OREGON: 500,000 Ordered To Flee Wildfires [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Around half a million people in Oregon were ordered to evacuate on Friday and residents of its largest city, Portland, were told to be ready to go as extreme wind-driven wildfires scorched U.S. West Coast states, causing at least 24 deaths. About 10 percent of the state’s population faced red “GO!” warnings to leave homes immediately, while hundreds …

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QAnon Morons Flood 911: “Antifa Is Setting Wildfires”

CNN reports: Authorities in Oregon are pleading with the public to only trust and share information verified by official sources about the unprecedented wildfires sweeping the state. The pleas come as law enforcement agencies described 911 dispatchers being overrun with calls about a false online rumor that “Antifa” members had been arrested for setting the fires — a claim promoted …

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CA Wildfires Continue Record Destruction [VIDEO]

CNN reports: At least 22 large fires are burning in California, where dry, windy conditions and record-breaking high temperatures have been fueling flames for weeks in some areas. While firefighters continue to battle the flames and rescue people from dangerous areas, other agencies are proactively closing national forests and temporary power shut-offs have been ordered to prevent future blazes. The …

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Gender Reveal Party Blamed For California Wildfire

The BBC reports: Officials have blamed a gender reveal party for one of several wildfires raging in the US state of California. A “smoke-generating pyrotechnic device” at the event sparked the El Dorado fire, which has now spread over 7,000 acres. It is one of more than two dozen blazes across the state. California is currently experiencing a record heatwave, …

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Wildfires Continue To Rage Across California [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Dozens of wildfires have scorched nearly one million acres across California as officials scramble for aid to contain the raging blazes. Nearly 12,000 firefighters are actively combatting more than 20 fires, each made up of several blazes, as Governor Gavin Newsom seeks support from neighboring states and emergency services across the US and abroad. “These fires are …

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California Utility Pleads Guilty In 84 Wildfire Deaths

Courthouse News reports: Staring at pictures of the faces of 84 people killed in a deadly fire sparked by his company’s equipment, Pacific Gas and Electric’s chief executive on Tuesday pleaded guilty to 84 counts of manslaughter and one count of recklessly starting the most destructive wildfire in California history. “PG&E will never forget the Camp Fire and all that …

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Four States Get “Red Flag” Warnings On Wildfires

ABC News reports: In the west, very dry and blustery conditions continue to spread the Bighorn Fire near Tucson, Arizona, where evacuations have been issued. The Bighorn Fire is only 10% contained and is more than 6,000 acres. A brush fire also broke out just east of San Diego, where evacuation orders were in effect. Red flag warnings have now …

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