Wildfires – Greenland
Rare wildfires are burning in Greenland. Today marks day 10 since the blaze was first detected by instruments aboard NASA satellites.
Wildfires – France
A forest fire raged in parched southern France on Thursday, forcing 400 campers and residents to flee, firefighters said.
The blaze has been contained after ravaging 500 hectares (1,250 acres) of pine forest and bush 40 kilometres (25 miles) southwest of Montpellier, the fire service said.
Some 200 firefighters were still battling the blaze, with strong winds expected during the day. At the height of the blaze 800 firefighters were involved.
Wildfires – Montana, USA
There are new evacuations for the Sunrise Fire, which is burning about 14,500 acres between Superior and Alberton. The fire is 10-percent contained.
The Rice Ridge is now 10-percent contained at 9,286 acres.
The Lolo Peak Fire ten miles southwest of Lolo now clocks in at 7,453-acres.
The 4, 231 acre Liberty Fire southeast of Arlee is now 90-percent contained.
The 13, 236 acre Meyers Fire is burning about 25 miles southwest of Philipsburg and is now 4-percent contained.
30-percent containment now reported on the 860-acre Sliderock Fire.
the 8,056 acre Little Goat Fire which is now 75-percent contained.
The Sapphire Complex, 25 miles south/southeast of Missoula in the Rock Creek drainage is at 27,528 acres and 32-percent containment.