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Western Wildfires in the United States, 2012

Bagley Fire Burn Scar
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Bagley Fire Burn Scar

In a region that has seen the number of fires and acres burned rise in recent decades, the Bagley fire burned another 46,000 acres of forest in northern California. However, recently published research suggests the severity of fires in the area has remained steady.

Fires

Chips Fire Burn Scar
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Chips Fire Burn Scar

One of a number of large wildfires that have affected northern California in 2012, the Chips fire burned more than 75,000 acres by the time firefighters had contained it.

Fires

Wildfires in California
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Wildfires in California

The 2012 wildfire season has proven to be one of the most aggressive in the last decade.

Fires

Wildfires in California
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Wildfires in California

Wildfires burned near Lassen Volcanic National Park in mid-August 2012.

Land Fires