10 Western States Continue to Battle Wildfires

Ongoing wildfires have torched more than half a million acres in 10 western states, according to the

National Fire Information Center



In Washington, where at least 16 houses have been destroyed, Gov. Jay Inslee

attributed the wildfires

in part to

climate change

. Another fire in central California has charred more than 33,000 acres while the largest wildfire in Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park has also expanded due to dry, windy conditions.

More than half of Western states have experienced their largest wildfire on record since 2000 and this year’s wildfire season already had a “

once in a lifetime

” fire.


Here’s a map of active wildfire, courtesy of the American Red Cross:

For a deeper dive:


ABC News






San Luis Obispo Tribune


USA Today


LA Times


Climate Signals

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