A firefighter walks along a path as the Glass Fire burns along Highway 29 in Calistoga, California, on Thursday, October 1.

Noah Berger/AP

Updated 0517 GMT (1317 HKT) October 12, 2020

A firefighter walks along a path as the Glass Fire burns along Highway 29 in Calistoga, California, on Thursday, October 1.

Noah Berger/AP

Wildfires are ravaging many areas in the West, especially in California.

As of Sunday, October 11, at least 71 large fires were burning in the West, including 19 in California, where dry, windy conditions and record-breaking high temperatures have been fueling flames for weeks. Fires burning in Oregon have destroyed more than 1 million acres in the state.

More than 3.7 million acres have burned across California. In terms of acres burned, this year is the worst in the state’s history. In total, wildfires have burned 7.99 million acres, according the National Interagency Fire Center.

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source: cnn.com

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