The Western U.S. is being hit by wildfires that have destroyed hundreds of thousands of acres along the Pacific Coast, while Colorado has set records for both heat and the cold within three days.
Driving the news: California fighters are battling more than two dozen major fires. In Oregon, Gov. Kate Brown (D) invoked an emergency conflagration declaration Tuesday to free up state resources to fight several wildfires. In Washington, Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz tweeted that some 300,000 acres of land had burned in the state.
- In Colorado, Denver on Tuesday tied with a 1962 record for the lowest temperature, as it hit 31 degrees Fahrenheit, the National Weather Service noted.
- On Saturday, Denver hit a record high of 101°F,
yesterday vs. today pic.twitter.com/0RuOBtQEvG— Luke Runyon (@LukeRunyon) September 8, 2020
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