California wildfire

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Historic wildfires continue to burn across the western United States, causing tragic loss of life, mass evacuations, insurmountable damage, and a vast haze of deep orange in the skies. The fires have been raging out of control from Southern California, through Oregon, and up into the northern tip of Washington State, and they include some of the worst wildfires on record.

In California, some 2.3 million acres have burned this year so far; Oregon local media reports put the damage at 672,000 acres this week alone; and Washington has seen about 500,000 acres burned, according to The Seattle Times. Certain areas in all three states are experiencing significant drops in air quality.