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Wildfires have flared across the Pacific Northwest where a heat wave has gripped the region.
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Firefighters in Northern California continue to battle raging wildfires like the Smith River Complex.
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Rain from Hilary brought much needed relief to the Pacific Northwest, aiding firefighters in wildfire suppression and containment.
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While rain from Hilary has slowed down development, the Lookout and Bedrock fires continue to burn.
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Several large wildfires continue to burn across Oregon.
The Grey Fire and Oregon Road Fire in Eastern Washington burn multiple structures near the towns of Medical Lake and Four Lakes.
The upper-level jet stream directs smoke from the wildfires across the Pacific Northwest and Canada towards the eastern side of the continent.
The Buckhorn Fire in Idaho continues to burn. The area has recently seen critical fire weather due to low humidity, hot temperatures, and gusty winds.
Smoke from wildfires in western North America sweeps into the Plains and Midwest.
A wildfire near the British Columbia-Washington State border produced a brief pyrocumulonimbus cloud.
Wildfires from British Columbia to Western Montana to Northern California persist, pumping more smoke into the atmosphere.
Wildfires in Washington state and southern British Columbia show increased activity.
After a wave of thunderstorms with little moisture and lots of lightning moved through the area (seen below), multiple fires can now be seen burning across Northern California.
Storms produced widespread lightning in northern California, likely sparking several wildfires.
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Smoke from wildfires in the Pacific Northwest, Northern US Rockies, British Columbia and Alberta permeate the skies and low-level areas such as valleys.
This high resolution view shows smoke and wildfires burning in western Oregon.
Polar orbiters got a high resolution view of the Bedrock and Lookout fires in Oregon.
The Bedrock and Lookout fires reinvigorate in Western Oregon, blanketing the skies over parts of the state.