Smoke from Canadian fires drifts into United States

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phys.org—Canada has been battling a very active and destructive fire season on multiple fronts this year. A warming climate, very dry environment, and more extreme weather including severe thunderstorms has led to massive wildfires throughout the country. Two of the provinces hardest hit by these fires are Ontario and Manitoba. On July 7, 2019, the Suomi NPP satellite using its VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) instrument captured this image of the fires ongoing in the region. Also...

State Fire Marshal determines cause of Jeromesville fire that killed 3 children. JEROMESVILLE, Ohio – Authorities say three children killed in an overnight house fire in rural north-central Ohio died from smoke inhalation. Fire officials say three other people who were in the house have been hospitalized with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries. The State Fire Marshal’s Office says the fire started on a front porch where there was an incubator. Officials identified the children who died as 12-year-old Faithlyn Bogavich, 4-year-old Delaney Bogavich and...