Cooler weather on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, helped calm two gigantic wildfires in the U.S. West, but a tally of property losses mounted as authorities got better access to a tiny California community savaged by flames last weekend and to a remote area of southern Oregon where the nation's largest blaze is burning.
British Columbia's public safety minister heaped praise on 100 firefighters from Mexico who arrived in the province on Saturday, July 24, 2021, to work "shoulder to shoulder" with local crews battling hundreds of wildfires.
Ontario's Opposition is calling on the government to declare a state of emergency over wildfires burning in the province's northwestern region, saying the premier "must stop ignoring the wildfire crisis."
Oregon’s explosive summer of wildfire is threatening to escalate further, with thunderstorms and lightning set to spur more of the blazes that have torn through much of a parched, dangerously hot U.S. West this year.
A lengthy rainfall and strong winds could dissipate the raging wildfires and smoky air gripping parts of Western Canada but that's not what's in the forecast for this week, says a senior climatologist with Environment Canada.