28 Jul '14, 1pm

1 million acres of forest is currently ablaze in 21 separate wildfires in Washington and Oregon:

1 million acres of forest is currently ablaze in 21 separate wildfires in Washington and Oregon:

in an unprecedented and devastating ‘ring of fire.’ Roughly 1 million acres of forest is currently ablaze in 21 separate wildfires in Washington and Oregon – the most the region has seen at any one time in recorded history. The fires were set off by the perfect storm: A wet spring was followed by severe drought conditions and then lightning passed through the area about a week ago. The biggest fire of the bunch, dubbed the Carlton Complex , is the largest in Washington’s history and has already consumed an area of northern Washington three times the size of Seattle. It’s currently just 52 percent contained.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/pacific-northwest-burns-as-drought-l...

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