Raging West Coast wildfires could worsen with rising wind gusts

Raging West Coast wildfires could worsen with rising wind gusts


Wind gusts early this week could fan the wildfires that have broken out across the West Coast, scorching 4.6 million acres and killing at least 35 people.

More than 30,000 firefighters are battling 94 blazes mostly concentrated in California, Washington state and Oregon, the National Interagency Fire Center said Sunday.

The fire center warned of wind gusts of 25 to 35 mph as an “upper-level weather disturbance” moves through the Pacific Northwest, northeast California and the western Great Basin.

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But the center also said “overnight recovery Sunday night into Monday will be significantly improved with increasing moisture.”

A so-called “red flag warning” was in effect in parts of Northern California, with Cal Fire on Sunday warning of dry conditions on top of wind gusts through Monday evening.

Smoke from the raging infernos has blanketed the skies but the center said it’s actually limited temperatures, providing smoke eaters with some respite.

Two dozen people in California have been killed since

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