Wildfires in the Western U.S. continue to blaze, with much of the activity centered in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. In Oregon and Washington, 28 large fires are burning across 1.5 million acres. But the Bureau of Land Management noted that growth has slowed for a number of the major fires. The large Beachie Creek Fire east of Salem, Ore., had recorded no new growth in the previous day. About 8,500 firefighters have been deployed in the two states, but smoky conditions have hindered the use of aircraft or helicopters to fight the blazes. Rain should help the effort to contain the fires, though major precipitation isn't expected. Showers are forecast in northwest Oregon and along the Cascades, and the increase in relative humidity should...
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Haze Spreads Across U.S. As Wildfires Continue To Tear Through The West