As wildfire in the West of the United States continues to threaten the country, the Eastern states are once again on a state of mid-air alert with plumes of smoke streaming through the country.

Teams surveying damage from the massive Dixie fire in northern California have so far charted 36 damaged and seven damaged buildings in the remote community of Indian Falls, said Nick Truax, a fire operations commander.

Residents have been advised to decrease exposure and stay inside the building, even though people in it may be at risk from other chemicals such as benzene and oxygen when communities descend into flames.

The Dixie fire, which burns mainly on federal land, is one of dozens of major fires across the US.

The Bootleg Fire in Oregon that has ravaged over 413.000 acres has created its own weather and created a “fire cloud” that reaches more than 30.000 feet high.


A wildfire, bushfire, wild land fire or rural fire is an unplanned, unwanted, uncontrolled fire in an area of combustible vegetation starting in rural areas and urban areas. (wikipedia)

August Complex fire

The August Complex was a massive wildfire that burned in the Coast Range of Northern California, in Glenn, Lake, Mendocino, Tehama, Trinity, and Shasta Counties. (wikipedia)

Dixie Fire

The Dixie Fire is a wildfire in Butte and Plumas Counties, California. The fire began in the Feather River Canyon near Cresta Dam on July 13, 2021 and had burned 192, (wikipedia)

2008 Universal Studios fire

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On June 1, 2008, a fire broke out on the backlot of Universal Studios Hollywood, an American film studio and theme park in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles County, California. (wikipedia)

National Interagency Fire Center

In Boise, Idaho is the physical facility which is the home to the National Interagency Coordination Center, and the National Multi-Agency Coordination group. The center works closely with, (wikipedia)

Yellowstone fires of 1988

The Yellowstone fires of 1988 collectively formed the largest wildfire in the recorded history of Yellowstone National Park in the United States. Starting as many smaller individual fires, (wikipedia)