US military deployed to battle wildfires

More communities forced to evacuate as fires continue to burn out of control across western states.

    More people have been being forced to flee their homes as wildfires in the western US continued to burn out of control.

    So far in 2012, wildfires have consumed roughly two million hectares across the country, above the 10-year average of 1.9 million hectares, according to figures from the National Inter-agency Fire Center.

    In some places, the US military is now being called in to help.

    Al Jazeera’s Roger Wilkison reports.

     

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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