The number of people killed by wildfires in the United States has risen to at least 33. Dozens more are missing, reports CNN.
In the northwestern state of Oregon, rescue workers use sniffer dogs to search for missing people in at least five villages. Hundreds of houses were destroyed there. The death toll is expected to rise even further.
Tens of thousands of firefighters are currently extinguishing the fires in the states of California, Washington and Oregon. The ash from the fires makes for a bad one air quality in the western US and southwestern Canada.
Hundreds of thousands of people were forced to leave their homes. Dozens of wildfires in the three states together have already devastated an area the size of the state of New Jersey.
The weather conditions are better for the rescue workers than a week ago. The wind has decreased and is now coming from the sea, making the air more humid.
Donald Trump will visit the affected area in California on Monday. The Republican president has always argued that wildfires are the result of poorly maintained forests. California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Friday that it is direct evidence of a climate crisis.