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美国有线新闻 CNN 俄勒冈州山林大火 多地紧急状态

时间:2017-09-13 08:01:09

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The U.S. Pacific Northwest is in the midst of what's called wildfire season. The dry, warm summer is coming in the region, make conditions right for fires to flare1 up and the breezes that blow parts of Oregon in particular can cause the flames to spread. But that's only one of nine states in addition to part of Canada that have had areas scorched2 by recent wildfires. There are dozens of them.

And despite the fact that tens of thousands of firefighters and those supporting are trying to get a handle on all of this, some of the blazes, like Oregon's Eagle Creek3 Fire were out of control as of last night. Police believe at least one teenager started the blaze by setting off fireworks in the area.

It spread quickly and merged4 with another fire to destroy at least 22,000 acres. You can think of that like 20,000 football fields. At one point, 153 hikers in the area got trapped between two fires. The National Guard airdropped them supplies to help them get through the night and they were rescued the next day.

But again, that's just one example. These disasters are charring hundreds of thousands of acres from California to Montana and every state between.


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1 flare LgQz9     
v.闪耀,闪烁;n.潮红;突发
参考例句:
  • The match gave a flare.火柴发出闪光。
  • You need not flare up merely because I mentioned your work.你大可不必因为我提到你的工作就动怒。
2 scorched a5fdd52977662c80951e2b41c31587a0     
烧焦,烤焦( scorch的过去式和过去分词 ); 使(植物)枯萎,把…晒枯; 高速行驶; 枯焦
参考例句:
  • I scorched my dress when I was ironing it. 我把自己的连衣裙熨焦了。
  • The hot iron scorched the tablecloth. 热熨斗把桌布烫焦了。
3 creek 3orzL     
n.小溪,小河,小湾
参考例句:
  • He sprang through the creek.他跳过小河。
  • People sunbathe in the nude on the rocks above the creek.人们在露出小溪的岩石上裸体晒日光浴。
4 merged d33b2d33223e1272c8bbe02180876e6f     
(使)混合( merge的过去式和过去分词 ); 相融; 融入; 渐渐消失在某物中
参考例句:
  • Turf wars are inevitable when two departments are merged. 两个部门合并时总免不了争争权限。
  • The small shops were merged into a large market. 那些小商店合并成为一个大商场。

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