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Nearly 90 large wildfires continue to rage and scorch millions of acres

September 14, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

TOPSHOT - A law enforcement officer watches flames launch into the air as fire continues to spread at the Bear fire in Oroville, California on September 9, 2020. - Dangerous dry winds whipped up California's record-breaking wildfires and ignited new blazes, as hundreds were evacuated by helicopter and tens of thousands were plunged into darkness by power outages across the western United States. (Photo by JOSH EDELSON / AFP) (Photo by JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images)

Millions of acres in the western United States continue to burn as a result of nearly 90 large wildfires.

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee strongly criticized President Trump on Monday in an open letter after the President’s visit to the West Coast to discuss wildfires ravaging multiple states.

“Your refusal to address climate change — and your active steps to enable even more carbon pollution — will accelerate devastating wildfires like those you’re seeing today,” Inslee wrote in a Medium post.

CNN's Anderson Cooper talks to a family who escaped a wildfire in Oregon on today's Full Circle, which starts at 6 p. m. ET.

Cooper will also talk to CNN's Kyung Lah about California's devastating wildfires.

Ten people have died in the state of Oregon as a result of wildfires, according to Gov. Kate Brown.

“I sent a letter to the President asking that he declare a major disaster in the state of Oregon,” she said in a news conference.

The United States Postal Service has temporarily closed some post offices in California, Oregon and Washington because of the wildfires along the US West Coast.

Ahead of his meeting to discuss the ongoing forest fires in California, President Trump declined to say that climate change is playing a role in the destructive wildfires taking place across the west coast.

When asked if California has a climate change issue, Trump said he didn’t want to step on the toes of California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom.

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