Overall Green alert Drought for Great Plains (USA)-2020
in United States

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 2 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1014139
Name: Great Plains (USA)-2020
Countries: United States
Start Date: End of May 2020
Duration: 75 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 195002 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Diesel truck soot likely sparked major California wildfireTue, 04 Aug 2020 06:21:00 +0200.

By Steve Gorman. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California wildfire raging through dry brush and timber east of Los Angeles, forcing thousands of people from their homes, was likely sparked by burning soot from the exhaust of a diesel truck, inv
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Diesel truck soot likely sparked major California wildfireTue, 04 Aug 2020 06:10:00 +0200.

LOS ANGELES: A California wildfire raging through dry brush and timber east of Los Angeles, forcing thousands of people from their homes, was likely sparked by burning soot from the exhaust of a diesel truck, investigators said on Monday. T
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Diesel truck soot likely sparked major...Tue, 04 Aug 2020 05:38:00 +0200.

A Los Angeles County Firehawk helicopter makes a water drop on flames during the Cave fire in Los Padres National Forest near East Camino Cielo, Santa Barbara, California, US November 25, 2019, in this picture obtained from social media REU
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Diesel truck soot likely sparked major California wildfireTue, 04 Aug 2020 05:32:00 +0200.

By Steve Gorman. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California wildfire raging through dry brush and timber east of Los Angeles, forcing thousands of people from their homes, was likely sparked by burning soot from the exhaust of a diesel truck, inv
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