Strong forest fires raging in 11 U.S. states. Burning 554,000 acres of forest. Most major fires — in Florida, New Mexico, Texas and Arizona.
As reported by "Vesti.ru" on Disaster Management has mobilized more than 10,000 firefighters and four transport aircraft C-130 "Hercules". In extinguishing forest fires in the U.S. state of Florida on Monday, killing two people. Since the beginning of the year in the state burned 80,000 hectares of land.
In Texas, the fast-spreading fire destroyed 26 homes and burned area of 1 618.7 hectares. Meanwhile, the "Voice of America", U.S. Senator John McCain partly blamed do not cease fires in the U.S. state of Arizona on illegal immigrants. McCain argues that the authorities even have evidence that migrants make fire with border guards to obfuscation.
Forest fires in 2011 were the most severe in the history of Arizona. Burned more than 100 acres of land, more than 11,000 people have been forced from their homes. The amount of damage caused by fire is not yet known, adds Lenta.ru.