Smoke from deadly wild animals in the west can be seen on the other side of the country


Officials said deadly and historic wild animals in the west are sending smoke away.

The National Weather Service said the smoke was originating in a misty sky in Virginia. It was also impacting the skies of New York City.

At least 36 deaths have been linked to fires in California, Oregon and Washington State.

In Oregon, 10 people have died and thousands have been displaced.

“Without question, our state has been pushed to its limits,” Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said in a news briefing on Monday.

Mill Creek Hotshots set a backfire to protect homes during the Bobcat Fire on September 13, 2020 in Arcadia, California.David McNev / Getty Images

According to state data, around three dozen fires were active on Monday night. According to the state Emergency Management Department, about 1 million acres were inundated, and more than 1,100 dwellings were destroyed.

Twenty-two people have been reported missing.

One death has occurred in Washington state, and 25 have died in California.

In California, where more than 16,500 firefighters are battling 28 major wildlife, the death toll has risen one after another by officials in Butte County, searching for the remains of someone killed by the explosion Sheriff Corey L. Honia, said.

The state’s deadliest fire, the north campus in the Sierra Nevada mountain region north of Sacramento, now claims at least 15 lives.

Inferno, driven by high winds, moved to Butte County and caused major damage to the communities of Berry Creek, Feather Falls, Brush Creek and others, Cal Fire has said.

According to California’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, more than 3.2 million acres – an area larger than Connecticut – have burned since the beginning of the year, and more than 4,200 homes or other structures have been destroyed. .

After weather help, the so-called “red flag” situation returned to the northeastern part of the state on Monday, the agency said.

The largest fire in modern California history, the massive August complex that burned more than 755,600 acres in Northern California by Monday afternoon was 30 percent contained. The fire was triggered by lightning last month.

As President Donald Trump visited California on Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom and other officials raised the issue of climate change to play a role in the fire.

Trump intervened at one point and said, “It will start to cool down.” Wade Crowfoot, secretary of California’s Department of Natural Resources, said that while he agrees that science is agreed, Trump responded: “I don’t think science really knows.”

Former Vice President Joe Biden called Trump a “climate arson” on Monday and called for action. Climate change “requires action, not denial”, he said. “This requires leadership, not a scapegoat.”

The Governor of Oregon asked the President to issue a major disaster declaration. He first issued an emergency declaration for the state, which frees federal aid.

The state’s congressional delegation urged that the major disaster declaration be approved, writing in a letter that fire-related deaths were likely to increase, and that “entire communities have been destroyed.”

Brown said there is colder weather in Oregon at the end of the week, which “would be a tremendous help,” Brown said, but that the “smoke billowing the state is a constant reminder that the tragedy is not yet over . “

The Holiday Farm Fire in Lane County, east of Eugene, burned more than 160,000 acres and destroyed homes, including Upper McKenzie Rural Fire Chief Christiana Rainbow Plewage and a dozen volunteer firefighters. A fire station was also destroyed.

Brown hailed the Fire Chief as a hero for ordering a three-level evacuation immediately – which means people should leave immediately – allowing residents to escape. “He and his team remind us why we love this state,” Brown said.

The Oregon Congressional delegation said that more than 1 million acres burned in Oregon averaged about 500,000 during the entire wildfire season.

He said that the state has been facing its worst drought in over 30 years, resulting in very dry forest conditions.