PHOTOS FROM THE FIELD: Week of September 14- 18, 2020


New York Times – California, Oregon and Washington Fire and Air Quality Maps

California, Oregon and Washington are enduring a wildfire season of historic proportions. More than two dozen people have died since early September, when powerful winds helped spark fires and propel existing ones, leaving millions of acres charred and thousands of structures destroyed. See the live coverage here.

Featured photo: The remains of a home were surrounded by smoke after it was destroyed by the Bear Fire in Berry Creek, Calif. Photo by Christian Monterrosa for The New York Times.

Left photo: Sensor data from PurpleAir. Readings have been adjusted to better account for the properties of wood smoke. The levels on the map are based on the air quality index, a measure of how clean or unhealthy the air is.

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PHOTOS FROM THE FIELD: Week of September 7 – 11, 2020


USA Today – ‘Unprecedented’ wildfires burn across West: California firefighters injured, Oregon residents flee flames

More than 90 major fires that have burned more than 5,300 square miles – almost the size of Connecticut – are raging in 13 Western states, according to a count by the National Fire Information Center. Thick smoke obliterated the sun in some areas, distant flames turning the sky orange in others. Continue reading…

Photo from the field: Smoke from the Creek Fire billows beyond a ridge as seen Sept. 5 from Huntington Lake, Calif. (Eric Paul Zamora/Fresno Bee/AP)


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