Bootleg Fire. Nothing seems to stop him. Especially since here he’s starting to create his own weather forecast over Oregon. Dry storms that make it even more virulent.
It has already devastated an area larger than the area of the city of Los Angeles. The one who was baptized Bootleg Fire burns Oregon (United States) from July 6th. Every hour it’s as if the whole of Central Park is going up in smoke. Unheard of at this stage . And officials are now afraid that this is gigantic cannot be contained until … November!
The fire has even grown to the point that it is now creating its own , scientists tell us. They watched the creation of what they call it or pyrocumulonimbus. They are hard to miss. They are visible for almost 200 kilometers around.
Good news on the battle front against this huge fire? Not really. Because unlike a classic, thunderstorm triggered by a pyroculum doesn’t rain much. It is the heat and the smoke particles that concentrate. Result: a which can create vortices of fire and create extremely violent.
Potentially destructive pyrocumulonimus clouds
Pyrocumulonimbus can also create lightning. Lightning from electrically charged ash particles. When these move very quickly towards the clouds and cause a potential difference that is triggered by lightning.
We better understand why creating such clouds worries us. Because the storms they trigger not only do not help calm the flames, but increase the chances of the forest fires spreading causing them. By combining and lightning strikes in ultra-dry vegetation. Researchers moreover pyrocumulonimbus qualifies as “Fire-breathing dragons”.
“Traditional weather tells us what will happen to the forest fire. This time it is the forest fire that dictates what we should expect from the weather. “, underlines an official in a CNN column. Already, more than 2,000 people had to be evacuated as the fire destroyed 67 houses. Unprecedented means have been used to fight the fire, but experts estimate that 20 to 40,000 hectares could still be smoked before it is stopped.