The largest fire in the history of the state is raging in Colorado in the western United States. This was reported by Newsweek on August 31, citing a representative of the state’s emergency response team. According to the representative of the response team, by the end of last week, the fire had spread to 139,000 acres (more than 56,000 hectares).
Firefighters have now managed to contain 77% of the blaze. 900 people were involved in extinguishing the fire.
Putting out the fire is complicated by dry and windy weather.
California has been in emergency mode since August 18 due to wildfires. They were caused by abnormal heat and lightning strikes.