As further heat wave approached, wildfires rage in West

Western United States and Canada are bracing themselves for another heat wave, with temperatures expected to reach 106 degrees in Montana and dry conditions that are likely to fuel wildfires.

The southern Montana city of Billings could be “dangerously hot conditions with temperatures climbing from near 100 degrees Fahrenheit [37.8 degrees Celsius] Saturday to 103 to 106 degrees Fahrenheit [39.4 to 41.1 degrees Celsius] by Monday.

Daniel Swain, a research climate scientist at the University of California at Los Angeles, told The Wall Street Journal the extent to which heatwaves are making consecutive heat waves this year is unprecedented, making drought and fire conditions worse.

At least 67 US weather stations, from Washington down to New Mexico, reported the hottest temperatures so far in 2021, the National Weather Service said this week.

Many western states are bracing themselves for some extreme heat this weekend.

The largest is a bootleg that has been raging across the southern half of Oregon for nine days in a row, making up only 7% of the damage.

Authorities ordered another round of evacuations Thursday out of worry the Bootleg fire, which has already destroyed 1.553 homes, could coincide with another fire from the same fire, which has also spread rapidly in dry and stormy conditions.

In Chelan County, Washington, the Red Apple Fire, which has spread across 11,000 thousand acres of countywide, is 10% contained.

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2012 North American heat wave

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