Wildfires across nine different states are burning hundreds of thousands of acres. Windy conditions and dry weather are making it more difficult for firefighters to contain any of the fires currently burning. Find WeatherSphere elsewhere on the in
Posted at 11:44 AM, Jul 11, 2016
and last updated2016-07-11 12:44:54-04
Exceptionally dry weather and windy conditions have six and a half million people under a critical risk for wildfires.
There are currently more than a dozen active large wildfires in the United States.
These fires cover almost 200,000 acres of land, and so far in 2016, more than 2 million acres have burned. That number is still smaller than the average number of acres burned up to this point in the last ten years.
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