A new negative record? The global heat wave is also hitting the western United States, as today (Monday) it ignited a number of wood fires that hit homes in several counties of California, the westernmost state in the federation, whose climate is mostly desert and arid. The fires are documented for several days in a row.
According to a report in Walla! News, the “bootleg” fire, which broke out on Tuesday, consumed 580 square kilometers in and near a national forest, and as of yesterday the fire has not yet been brought under control. The networks of Oregon and California, and in states fear of power outages in thousands of homes and businesses.
Also, a new heat record was recorded at the well-known tourist site in the country – Death Valley, which is known to the public as “the hottest place in the world”. Many tourists came to the nature reserve in the desert area of the state of California to be photographed near the temperature gauge that showed no less than 130 degrees Fahrenheit, measured at 56 degrees Celsius.
In Canada, too, a new record of heat has been broken in recent weeks, with temperatures reaching 50 degrees Celsius in some areas, which is not at all typical of a northern country where temperatures in the winter are around 40 degrees below zero.