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When smog filled the world, the crew battled wildfires in the western United States

Portland: As firefighters continue to fight the deadly wildfires that are sweeping the western United States, thousands of evacuees in Oregon and other states are struggling every day, and European scientists tracked the smoke on Wednesday, which was intercontinental. Spread within.

Since the resources of the state government have reached the limit, President Donald Trump approved the request of the governor of Oregon for a federal disaster statement on Tuesday night, thereby strengthening the federal government’s assistance for emergency response and disaster relief efforts.

Since August, dozens of fires in Oregon, California and Washington have destroyed approximately 4.5 million acres (1.8 million hectares) of dry brush, grass and woodland, destroyed several small towns and destroyed thousands of houses. , And killed at least 34 people.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said in a statement on Wednesday that it has provided Oregon with more than $1.2 million in missions to provide relief to Oregon, and has deployed five fire-hit areas. City search and rescue team.

As the firefighters continued to fight with all their strength, the search team searched for the missing persons in the burned houses.

The unprecedented scope and ferocity of wildfires described by officials and scientists has filled the sky in the area with smoke and soot, exacerbating the public health crisis already caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

European scientists tracked the smog as it scattered on the continent, highlighting the severity of the disaster. The European Union’s Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service (CAMS) is monitoring the scale and intensity of the fire and the transportation of the resulting smoke in the United States and other regions.

CAMS senior scientist Mark Palrington said in an interview: “These fires are releasing so much pollution into the atmosphere that we can still see thick smoke 8,000 kilometers (4,970 miles) away, which reflects their Severity and duration. A statement.

CAMS said it uses satellite observations of aerosols, carbon monoxide and other components of smoke to monitor and predict its movement in the atmosphere.

Eight people have been confirmed dead in Oregon in the past week. This has become the newest and most concentrated hot spot in the summer fires in the western United States. The Northwest Pacific has been hit hardest.

In the middle of last Friday, the fires were a sensation in California, breaking out in Oregon and Washington. Many of these fires were triggered by catastrophic thunderstorms and were triggered by record heat waves and howls.

The weather conditions improved early this week, enabling firefighters to start working hard to control and reduce fires.

The California Forestry and Fire Department (CalFire) said that after taking full control of the borders of other fires, 16,600 firefighters were still fighting 25 major fires on Tuesday.

Firefighters in the San Gabriel Mountains, north of Los Angeles, launched a comprehensive campaign to save the famous Mount Wilson Observatory and the adjacent broadcast transmission tower to avoid the spread of flames near the scene.

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