Forest fires hit the US 美国亚利桑那州大火

更新时间 2013年 7月 3日, 星期三 - 格林尼治标准时间13:03


Blaze in Arizona kills 19 elite firefighters in one of the worst incidents of this kind in decades.


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Fire eats up the forest in Arizona.

This is the deadliest wildfire involving firefighters in the US for 30 years.

The blaze spread rapidly amid high heat, low humidity and windy conditions.

Helicopters and planes tried to douse flames from above. Thousands of people have been evacuated.

As some American states experience extreme temperatures and drought, meteorologists have warned that more forest fires may hit California and New Mexico.

Vocabulary 词汇:

wildfire 野火

amid 处于…环境中

douse 浇灭(火)

evacuated 疏散了、撤离了

meteorologists 气象学家

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