US taking extra steps to stop wildfires

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There are wildfires in the western portion of the United States that have been burning for weeks. It is becoming a very intense wildfire season.

Now, the government is taking some unprecedented measures to contain the blaze. CCTV’s Ellen Scott filed this report.

US taking extra steps to stop wildfires

There are wildfires in the western portion of the United States that have been burning for weeks. It is becoming a very intense wildfire season. Now, the government is taking some unprecedented measures to contain the blaze. CCTV's Ellen Scott filed this report.

More details:

  • Nearly 100 deadly wildfires are raging across the Western United States.
  • The drought conditions in parts, coupled with high winds and high temperatures are a recipe for disaster. The nearly 29,000 firefighters fighting the blaze can’t keep up with the fires because some are moving in multiple directions.
  • According to the U.S. Forest Service, more than $150 million dollars per week is being spent on fire suppression.