Forest Fire (116985 ha) in United States 06 Jul 2021

Event summary

This forest fire can have a low humanitarian impact based on the and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID WF 1000673
Countries: United States
Start Date - Last detection*: 06 Jul 2021 - 16 Jul 2021
Duration (days): 10
People affected: 5 in the burned area
Burned area: 116985 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

*(Last detection of the thermal anomaly of the fire)

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USA - Wildfires (ECHO 13 Jul 2021)Tue, 13 Jul 2021 15:12

  • Several wildfires are burning across the western USA, resulting in fatalities and damage.
    In Arizona, there are 11 active wildfires that have burnt an area of about 70,775 ha, as of 12 July. The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) reports that two people died during fire fighting operations.
  • In the border between northern California and south-western Oregon, the Bootleg Fire has burnt about 61,031 ha, destroyed at least 50 buildings and electric power grids. Up to 1,000 residents have been evacuated, as reported by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 
  • According to the Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS), the fire danger forecast is mostly extreme on 13-14 July over most of western USA, including the already affected States.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 66 | About casualties: 4 | Last hour: 0

Hace 32 minutos Incendios obligan la evacuación en California de miles ... 2021-07-25T23:10+0200.

California.- En una temporada de incendios adelantada el estado de California , Estados Unidos, se encuentra en estado de alarma. En las últimas horas más de 2 mil 300 personas han tenido que abandonar sus hogares mientras que se espera el
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León, en la primera línea de la lucha contra el fuego en California y ... 2021-07-25T09:19+0200.

En los últimos días, en Oregón y California, se han calcinado casi 200.000 hectáreas de acuerdo a las autoridades del Centro de Coordinación del Noroeste. El fuego avanza con una fuerza inusitada desde Bootleg y la parte sur del Estado de O
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Impacto Nubes, rayos y tornados: cómo los incendios de Estados Unidos ... 2021-07-23T23:43+0200.

El siniestro en Bootleg, al sur de Oregón, ha consumido cientos de hectáreas, generando sus propias y extremas condiciones meteorológicas. El incendio Bootleg, en el sur de Oregón, ya ha consumido un espacio más grande que la ciudad de Los
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Forest fires in Canada and USA: Emergency in the west2021-07-23T03:14+0200.

D he smoke from wildfires in the western United States and Canada has also reached the east coast of America. While the plumes fogged the skyscrapers about 5000 kilometers from the fire areas and led to unusual sunrises, the health authorit
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