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Arizona Wildfire Scorches 20,000 Acres Amid Unprecedented Drought in Western U.S.

HeadlineApr 21, 2022

In more climate news, a wildfire burning north of Flagstaff, Arizona, exploded in size Wednesday to nearly 20,000 acres, fanned by high winds and fueled by dry grass and brush. Arizona and other western states are suffering an unprecedented megadrought brought on by the climate emergency. Eleven large wildfires are currently burning across the Southwest and Southern Plains, with some 8 million U.S. residents under fire alerts today.

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