2018 Wildfires

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    Massive coastal bushfire chases Aussies to the beach...
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    Australians flee to the beach to avoid a massive coastal bushfire
    Mon March 19, 2018 - A massive bushfire has engulfed a small town in southeastern Australia, destroying more than 100 buildings and forcing hundreds of residents to flee to beaches or evacuate to nearby towns, authorities said.
     
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    Few people hear about the fires in Australia that cause so much havoc there. Thanks for this post.
     
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    California firefighter dies battling blaze near Yosemite National Park

    July 14, 2018 -- A California firefighter died Saturday while battling a blaze near Yosemite National Park, the statewide fire authority said.
     
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    It's going to be a very rough fire season.
     
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    Sweden struggling to control wildfires...
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    Sweden seeking foreign assistance to combat raging wildfires
    July 19, 2018 -- Sweden called on other European countries to help it battle a series of wildfires raging throughout the country Thursday.
     
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    Masswive fires north of The Arctic Circle.
     
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    Wildfires have almost become a year-round threat in some parts of the western United States. From Colorado to California, it feels like the blazes from last year never went out.

    Flames ignited forests and chaparral virtually nonstop in 2017, and the year ended with record infernos in Southern California that burned well into 2018.

    Officials don’t refer to “fire seasons anymore but rather to fire years,” Jennifer Jones, a spokesperson for the National Interagency Fire Center, told me in an email.

    The NIFC reports that this year, wildfires have burned more than 3.9 million acres, behind the 5 million acres that had burned as of this time last year.
    Huge wildfires are spreading in California, Oregon, and Colorado. They’re poised to get worse.

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    Nearly all of Oregon, and most significantly, the west side, is primed for large fires. And we are having temperatures in the 90's, and it appears that will continue into August.
     
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    At least 74 killed as wildfires sweep through Greece...
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    At least 74 killed as wildfires sweep through resorts in Greece
    Jul 24, 2018 — Wildfires raging through seaside resorts near the Greek capital torched homes, cars and forests, killing at least 74 people, authorities said Tuesday. Twenty-six of the dead were groups of families or friends found huddled together, some of them clasp in hugs. Others swam out to sea to escape the inferno and some never came back.
     
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    Looks to me like we may be looking at the entire nation burning to the ground!!! :fingerscrossed::fingerscrossed::fingerscrossed:
     
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