Forest fires hit the US 美國亞利桑那州大火

更新時間 2013年 7月 3日, 星期三 - 格林尼治標準時間13:03


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





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 詞匯:

wildfire 野火

amid 處於…環境中

douse 澆滅(火)

evacuated 疏散了、撤離了

meteorologists 氣象學家

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