Cleveland, Ohio 2021-07-19 11:41:39 –
(WJW) — Northeastern Ohio is expected to have a hazy sky for the next few days due to a wildfire in the western United States.
The National Meteorological Service of Cleveland said in a tweet that smoke is so high in the atmosphere that it does not affect air quality.
Dozens of major flames are burning throughout the west as the weather of extremely dangerous fires approaches in the coming days.
A single fire in Oregon, just north of the California border, spread over the weekend to more than 476 square miles, about the size of Los Angeles.
On the other side of the state, fires in the mountains of northeastern Oregon had spread to more than 17 square miles (44 square kilometers) by Sunday.
The Elbow Creek fire, which began on Thursday, prompted evacuation in several small remote communities around the Grande Ronde River, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) southeast of Walla Walla, Washington. It contained 10%.
In California, wildfires surged south of Lake Tahoe, jumping over highways, urging more evacuation orders, closing the Pacific Crest Trail, and canceling extreme cyclists through the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
The Tamarack fire, caused by lightning on July 4, burned about 29 square miles (74 square kilometers) of dry brushes and timber as of Sunday morning. The flames threatened Markleeville, a small town near the California-Nevada border. At least two structures have been destroyed, officials said.
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