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A “fiery apocalypse” raged in the USA – a photo of hundreds of burnt houses

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A combination of hurricane winds and severe drought in the region led to the most devastating wildfires

More than 35 thousand people were forced to evacuate / Photo: Collage: Today

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In Colorado, forest fires covered about 6,200 acres (2.5 thousand hectares), destroyed more than 500 homes. Writes about this USA Today.

Because of the fires, 35 thousand people were evacuated in Louisville and some other localities. Several people were burned and injured, and many lost all their belongings.

Фото: Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY
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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said President Joe Biden proposed an expedited major disaster announcement to help rebuild and assist those who have lost their homes.

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Фото: Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY

The fires were caused by sparks from power lines and transformers blown by a strong wind on dried grass.

Фото: Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post
Фото: Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post

It was the combination of hurricane winds, which reached the speed of 169 km / h, and severe drought in the region that led to the most destructive forest fires in modern history of the state.

Фото: Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY
Фото: Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY

The fire destroyed about 600 houses, as well as hotels, shopping centers and businesses.

Фото: Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY

So far, the most powerful wildfire in Colorado history was the 2013 fire, in which 511 homes were burned and destroyed.

Фото: Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY
Фото: Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY

Fires and natural disasters in the USA

  • In December 2021, six people died at an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, USA, after a tornado collapsed the wall and roof of a building.
  • Cyclone Ida hit the US in September, killing nine people.
  • In addition, the Kaldor fire was raging in the state of California. US President Joe Biden was forced to declare a state of emergency.
  • In July, in 13 states, due to 80 large-scale fires provoked by the heat wave, 1,174,486 acres (more than 475,297 hectares) were burned.

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Source From: Segodnya

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