It's been a very bad year for wildfires in the US, with more than 16 million acres burned so far this year, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.
That's well below the 10-year average of 20 million acres, but it's still enough to make this year's fire season one of the worst in recent memory, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Last year's fire season saw the second-most acres burned in California since record-keeping began in 1921, and this year's is expected to be even worse.
"We're in for a very bad fire season," a National Interagency Fire Center spokesman says.
"There's no doubt about it.
We're going to see a lot more fires.
We're going to see more devastating fires.
We're going to see more extreme fires.
We're going to see more intense fires."
There's a 50% chance this year's fire season will be worse than last year's, according to a new report from the Center for Climate Change and the Natural Resources Defense Council.
The report finds that climate change, drought, and high temperatures are all playing a role.
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