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State of the West: Wildfires in the West

Wildfires have burned in the American West from time out of mind, well before humans entered the region. But recent years have seen an unprecedented explosion in the size and number of fires. They have scorched millions of acres, claimed thousands of lives, inflicted billions in property losses, spewed tons of carbon into the atmosphere, and polluted the air for millions of westerners.

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