A summer of relentless heat in the western United States and Canada hit the Northern Rockies this weekend as temperatures soared in the upper 90s to the low 90s, with a heat wave expected to peak on Monday, but moderate to subside as the week goes on.

Scientists have been warning for years that warming climate change will make droughts, heat waves, and large wildfires more likely.

The increased temperatures make the forest wildfire season especially dangerous.

The log fire burned a few kilometers (miles) north-east of the Bootleg fire, and has grown to more than 10.000 hectares (9.000 acres).

A team of researchers says the result of a Heat Dome event would be near-impossible without climate change.

Damage: Four people were hurt in the fire

‘It’s going to be hot, it’s going to be dry, and the air’s going to be unstable, which helps the heat raise faster, which brings in more air. All things that are negative for firefighters and positive for fire.’

Conditions: Rising temperatures on Monday would probably help fuel more fires, but crews were not expecting the fire to burn any further than its perimeter.

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National Interagency Fire Center

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Carr Fire

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Barry Point Fire

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California wildfires

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Canadian Rockies

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National Weather Service

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2017 Oregon wildfires

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