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85 Wildfires in U.S. Burn Over 1.5 Million Acres of Land as Drought Spreads

HeadlineJul 27, 2021

More than 1.5 million acres of land have now burned as firefighters battle 85 active wildfires across the West. In Oregon, the Bootleg Fire has burned over 400,000 acres. The Dixie Fire is now threatening 10,000 homes in California. Meanwhile, Lake Powell, the second-largest reservoir in the United States, has reached a record low amid a massive climate change-fueled drought in the West. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, more than 90% of the West is now officially in drought.

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