Posted by: Sandy Steinman | August 11, 2021

Siberia’s wildfires are bigger than all the world’s other blazes combined

The Washington Post reports on the enormous size of the fires in Siberia. Below are a few excerpts

fighting forest fires that have burned more than 62,300 square miles since the beginning of the year, according to Greenpeace. That’s an area nearly twice the size of Austria.

More than 100 fires in the United States this year have burned 8,977 square miles, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. In Canada more than 13,000 square miles have burned so far this year in British Columbia and the Yukon, Manitoba and Ontario, according to the Canadian Wildland Fire Information System.

Fires in Turkey burned 681 square miles this year, according to the European Forest Fire Information System. In Greece, fire tore through 424 square miles, and in Italy, 403 square miles burned, the organization said.

Read full article at  Siberia’s wildfires are bigger than all the world’s other blazes combined – The Washington Post


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