- Associated Press - Sunday, April 19, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The National Weather Service says wildfires in Siberia are to blame for haze hanging over much of the Pacific Northwest, giving sunsets a red hue.

Forecasters in Portland expect the smoke to dissipate Monday, which is expected to be another warm and sunny day.

Large fires burning in Khakassia, a region in southeastern Siberia, were started by farmers burning the grass in their fields. They spread out of control because of strong winds, killing more than a dozen people and destroying hundreds of homes.



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