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100,000 people ordered to evacuate due to wildfires in Irvine, California

At least 100,000 people have been ordered to evacuate their homes in Irvine, California. A wildfire that began Monday morning has already scorched 7,200 acres. Two firefighters have suffered critical injuries fighting the blaze. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The Silverado Fire in Southern California has forced the […]
100,000 people ordered to evacuate due to wildfires in Irvine, California
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California’s fires are so intense, some make their own thunderstorms. NASA calls the formations the ‘fire-breathing dragon of clouds.’

As climate change makes wildfires larger and hotter, pyrocumulonimbus clouds – a type of cloud generated from major fires – are becoming more common. These clouds can become so intense, they generate their own weather, including smoky rain, lightning, and firenadoes. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. As Thalia Dockery’s […]
California’s fires are so intense, some make their own thunderstorms. NASA calls the formations the ‘fire-breathing dragon of clouds.’
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5 Oregon towns have been ‘substantially destroyed’ by wildfire, governor says

The Oregon towns of Detroit, Blue River, Vida, Phoenix, and Talent have been “substantially destroyed” by wildfire, Gov. Kate Brown said at a news conference on Wednesday. “Over the last 24 hours, Oregon has experienced unprecedented fire with significant damage,” Brown said, as reported by Oregon Public Broadcasting. The governor […]
5 Oregon towns have been ‘substantially destroyed’ by wildfire, governor says
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California’s Creek Fire trapped hundreds of people in the forest as helicopters struggled to land in the smoke. Rescue missions continue.

The rapidly spreading Creek Fire trapped hundreds of hikers and campers in California’s Sierra National Forest. The Coast Guard rescued 164 people on Tuesday morning, after thick smoke prevented its helicopters from landing on Monday. Over the weekend, rescuers evacuated 214 people and nearly a dozen pets from a campground […]
California’s Creek Fire trapped hundreds of people in the forest as helicopters struggled to land in the smoke. Rescue missions continue.