Currently, 80 large foci of forest fires with a total area of more than 475 thousand hectares have been recorded in 13 American states.
The administration of the Denver International Airport in Colorado was forced to postpone more than 300 flights on Monday because the air harbor was covered with a thick veil of smoke from forest fires. This was reported by CNN.
According to him, the smoke led to the delay of 329 flights, eight more were canceled. As the representative of the airport Alex Renteria noted, the delays are caused by the fact that the administration of the air harbor in the current conditions “it is necessary to increase the intervals between planes due to visibility conditions.”
Currently, 80 large foci of forest fires with a total area of more than 475 thousand hectares have been recorded in 13 American states. Since the beginning of the year, as a result of wildfires of varying degrees in the United States, more than 1 million hectares of land have been burned. The most difficult situation is observed in the state of Montana, where 18 large foci were recorded. In Idaho, there are 17 large fires, in California and Oregon – 9 each. Data on victims or dead have not yet been received.