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Smoke From US West Coast Fires Has Reached Europe

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Smoke From US West Coast Fires, Has Reached Europe. European scientists announced on Wednesday that smoke from North American wildfires is "significantly more intense than the 2003-2019 average for the whole country and the affected states.". The scale and magnitude of these fires are at a level much higher than in any of the 18 years that our monitoring data covers, since 2003, Mark Parrington, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, via CNN. Smoke from the fires on the West Coast recently began drifting across the ocean. European scientists say that they expect more smoke to reach Europe in the coming days. The fact that these fires are emitting so much pollution into the atmosphere that we can still see thick smoke over 5,000 miles away reflects just how devastating they have been in their magnitude and duration, Mark Parrington, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, via CNN. According to the U.S. National Interagency Fire Center, 87 wildfires are currently burning in 11 states. At least 35 people have died in the fires. 22 people in Oregon are missing