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Wildfires – Arizona, USA

Officials say a lightning-sparked wildfire near Tucson burned through 1,100 acres on Sunday, in an area difficult for firefighters to access. The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management said the wildfire, dubbed the Navarro Fire, was located south of downtown Tucson near the San Xavier River Indian Reservation.

Wildfires – Russia

The area engulfed by two big wildfires in the Khanty-Mansi (Yugra) autonomous area has more than doubled, from 2,100 to 4,500 hectares, in a span of 24 hours, a spokesman for the Russian emergencies ministry’s regional department, said on Sunday. In all, twenty-one wildfires are raging in the Khanty-Mansi autonomous area as of now. Four have been localized and two have been extinguished.

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Wildfires – Siberia

Russian firefighters have been seeding clouds to bring down rain over wildfires raging in Siberia, the authorities said on Friday (Jul 10).

The Russian forestry agency said active work was underway to battle 158 forest fires covering 46,261 hectares as of Friday. Just a few days ago, that area was more than three times larger.

Firefighters were using planes to fire chemicals into the clouds above fires in northern, remote parts of the Krasnoyarsk and Irkutsk regions of Siberia, the agency said.

Sweltering heat and dry weather have helped wildfires spread across the region and into the boreal forest and tundra that blanket northern Russia.

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Wildfires – Ukraine

Ukrainian officials say that at least five people have been killed and another nine have been injured by wildfires raging in the country’s east. The wildfires triggered by extreme heat and fanned by strong winds have affected several villages and destroyed about 100 houses. The authorities said that more than 1,600 emergency workers have been deployed to combat the fires. They have been joined by 400 soldiers.

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Wildfires – Washington, USA

Over 200 firefighters are battling a wildfire that is burning in the Saddle Mountain area of Eastern Washington Tuesday. The fire was sparked on Monday afternoon on the western end of the mountain and has grown quickly. As of Tuesday morning, the fire has burned an estimated 5,760 acres and is just 10% contained.

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Smoke from wildfires in Siberia causing haze in Pacific Northwest

The smoke from wildfires raging in Siberia have drifted into the Pacific Northwest this week, causing haze in the skies. Upper level winds are picking up the smoke from the fires and pushing it 5,000 miles across the North Pacific and into USA skies.

Wildfires in the Arctic cause huge spike in carbon emissions

The Arctic region is heating twice as fast as the rest of the world and ‘zombie fires’ released 60-million tonnes of carbon dioxide in June alone

Wildfires that have raged in the Arctic Circle since early spring led to a record spike in pollution from the infernos in June. Arctic fires emitted 16.3-million tonnes of carbon — or about 60-million tonnes of carbon dioxide — last month. That’s the highest since at least 2003 and almost nine times more than the same month in 2018.

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Wildfires – Nevada, USA

The Knolls Fire near Saratoga Springs has burned an estimated 12,977 acres with containment now at 75%. Officials say the fire is believed to be human-caused and under investigation. Fire officials say 13 engines, one water tender, four (20 person) crews, and three helicopters are working to contain the fire with a total of 235 personnel.

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Wildfires – Nevada, USA

A wildfire raging in Mount Charleston, Nevada, has sent up a large plume of smoke visible from nearby Las Vegas. The fire started as a 10-acre (four hectares; 0.04 sq km) brush fire on Sunday afternoon. By the early evening local parks officials said it had engulfed about 5,000 acres (20 sq km).

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Wildfires – Utah, USA

The Rock Path Fire in Millard and Beaver Counties reached 20,117 acres and was 25% contained as of 4:40 p.m. Saturday. No structures were threatened by the Rock Path Fire but state Route 257 has been closed in the area.

Fire officials said the Canal Fire was mapped out at 450 acres and 100% contained as of 4:15 p.m. Saturday.

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Wildfires – Arizona, USA

The Bush Fire, the largest wildfire burning in Arizona, remains under 187,000 acres and at 86% containment, with no new perimeter growth since Tuesday. Currently 417 personnel are fighting the fire.

Containment of the Central Fire burning east of I-17 at New River rose to 69% containment from 36% on Wednesday. The fire remains at 4,499 acres as of Thursday morning.

The Mangum Fire north of the Grand Canyon, spanning 71,325 acres, increased to 68% containment.

More than 1,000 fire personnel were deployed to fight the Bighorn Fire, which has grown to 81,702 acres in the Catalina Mountains northwest of Tucson.

Fire crews at the Bringham Fire on the Clifton Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests have held the blaze at 22,244 acres and 37% containment.

The Aquila Fire in north Phoenix, which began on Tuesday and spans almost 900 acres, is 76% contained.

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Wildfires – Arizona, USA

The Bush Fire grew another 35,000 acres to reach 151,075 acres overnight and is only 7% contained.

Officials reported that the Bighorn Fire grew to 37,058 acres overnight. The blaze remains 40% contained.

A new wildfire that started Saturday about 6 kilometers northeast of New River on the northern outskirts of metro Phoenix was being fought by ground crews and aircraft to prevent it from reaching structures.

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Wildfires – Arizona, USA

The Bush Fire is now the largest fire burning just north of Phoenix and has grown to over 100,000 acres. The fire is only 5% contained at this time.

The second largest fire in Arizona is the Mangum Fire, burning near the Arizona/Utah border. The fire has grown to over 57,000 acres with 3% containment as of Thursday morning.

Wildfires – Russia

Wildfires are raging on an area of more than 15,100 hectares across Russia, with the worst situation being in the Far East. Fires have engulfed some 2,200 hectares in Chukotka, more than 9,100 hectares in Kamchatka and more than 3,700 hectares in the Magadan Region. Wildfire are also reported from the Republics of Buryatia, Khakassia, and Karelia, from the Pskov region, the Krasnoyarsk and TransBaikal Territories, and a number of other regions.