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One dead, two firefighters hurt battling wildfires in U.S. West

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 19, 2018 15:20

One dead, two firefighters hurt battling wildfires in U.S. West

A tractor operator was killed while trying to clear brush around a massive wildfire in central Oregon and two firefighters were injured battling a blaze burning at the edge of Yosemite in California. Firefighters in Texas were battling a fast moving wildfire in Llano County in the central part of the state. Local media said the fire grew from 150 acres to 1,000 acres in the course of the afternoon and was only 15 percent contained.The United States is facing an unusually active wildfire year, with some 3.3 million acres already charred this year, more than the year-to-date average of about 3 million acres over the past decade.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 19, 2018 15:20

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