No relief in sight: Some 80 wildfires that have destroyed 1.3M acres continue to rage out West supercharged by ‘heat dome’ that is set to blanket the nation – sending temperatures soaring as high as 110 degrees across the Sun Belt and California

  • Some 80 active wildfires have destroyed at least 1.3 million acres in California, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana 
  • Progress was made on nation’s largest blaze, Bootleg Fire in Oregon, but less than half had been contained 
  • Firefighters from California and New Mexico headed to Montana to help the state fight a massive wildfire 
  • Meanwhile, a ‘heat dome’ is expected to send temperatures soaring in Lower 48 states starting on Monday 
  • Montana and the Dakotas are expected to see temperatures soar over 100 degrees Fahrenheit next week
  • Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma could see ‘sweltering’ heat, with the thermometer showing 110 degrees 

Out-of-state crews headed to Montana on Saturday to battle a blaze that injured five firefighters as the West struggled with some 80 active fires that have ravaged rural lands, destroyed homes, and burned through more than 1.3 million acres of land.

Meanwhile, most of the Continental United States will be under a massive ‘heat dome’ beginning on Monday, bringing hotter-than-normal temperatures across the Great Plains, Great Lakes, the northern Rocky Mountains, the Pacific Northwest and California.

Montana and the Dakotas are expected to see temperatures soar over 100 degrees Fahrenheit while parts of Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma could see ‘sweltering’ heat, with the thermometer showing 110 degrees Fahrenheit.

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