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California Residents Forced to Evacuate as Wildfires Spread Further

​Tens of thousands of people were forced to leave their homes in Napa and Sonoma valleys in California on Monday, September 28th, as wildfires intensified by powerful winds tore the famous wine region apart. Vineyards were consumed and buildings ruined by the blaze that dispersed at a ‘dangerous rate’ through 11,000 acres (4,500 hectares) and was out of control, the state’s fire agency Cal Fire said. Famous Napa wineries have already burnt severely, including Chateau Boswell and part of Castello di Amorosa. The buildings on the margins of Santa Rosa,…

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U.S. Fire Smoke Reaching European Shores Shows How Terrible the Blaze is

​The smoke from the wildfires of the West Coast in the United States was shown reaching as far as Europe, as per the satellite monitoring agencies in Europe. Currently, fires across California continue to burn, having scorched over 3.2 million acres of the Golden State. The fires have extended as far as Washington State, which is isolated from California by Oregon, with the latter also experiencing the power of the blaze. Now, European scientists found that the density of the smoke is so astonishing that it has reached Europe. Observations…

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The Smoke Covering the U.S. West Coast Can Be Seen From 1 Million Miles Away

The smoke floating around from the wildfires spreading across the Western United States is a wrenching view, even from millions of miles away.​ NASA‘s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) snapped a dramatic capture of the smoke last week, showing a massive gray-brown smudge wafting over the Pacific Ocean just near the West Coast. EPIC is attached to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR), which rotated the Sun in a gravitationally stable place 930,000 million miles (1.5 million kilometers) from Earth. The smoke is very bad over…

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California Fires Turn the Sky Eerie Orange Over San Francisco

​On Wednesday, San Francisco residents woke up to an eerie orange sky. Smoke from wildfires has been ongoing in the city for weeks, but the layer that covered it on Wednesday morning was much thicker. As the day continued, the sky started to take a darker nuance of orange, making life in the city at 11 a.m. feel like night time, with both streetlights and car headlights appearing through the dark and uncanny shadows expanding on the ground. The all-day ‘eclipse’ took place because of a series of Northern California…

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