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The Burning Issue

Grist's deep dive into the 2021 wildfire season
Data sources: NIFC / InciWeb. Cover image: AP Photo. Graphics: Clayton Aldern. Last updated 19 Oct 2021.

Wildfire season in North America has gotten progressively more intense over the past few decades, lasting longer and burning nearly 10 times as many acres as it did just 30 years ago. As these disasters worsen, we’ve seen fires reshape communities and economies across the U.S. West. Follow Grist as it delves into all aspects of the 2021 fire season — and sign up for our weekly newsletter.

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