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30 Devastating Images From Wildfires That Have Scorched The World

This year, blazing wildfires have stranded thousands.

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With the current heat wave reaching a peak, 2017 continues to outrank the number of fires and acres burned compared to the 10-year average. Due to extreme weather conditions, wildfires are spreading dangerously fast and causing serious injuries and fatalities. Thousands of families around the world have been forced to evacuate from their homes only to return to ruins covered in ash.

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People leave the beach with their belongings as a fire burns a forest behind them in Bormes-les-Mimosas, southeastern France, on July 26. At least 10,000 people were evacuated after the new wildfire broke out in southern France, which was already battling massive blazes.

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Firefighters dig trenches in an effort to stop the advancement of a forest fire in Hualañe, a community in Concepcion, Chile, Jan. 25.

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Firefighters in Concepcíon, Biobío region, Chile, take cover from retardant foam dropped by a Boeing 747-400 SuperTanker firefighting plane on Jan. 28.

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A woman and children look at the remains of a burned house in Santa Olga, Chile, Jan. 26. The worst wildfires in the country's modern history ravaged wide swaths of the central-south regions.

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A car and house are engulfed in flames as the "Wall Fire" burns through a residential area in Oroville, California, on July 8. The first major wildfires after the end of California's five-year drought raged across the state as it was gripped by a record-breaking heatwave.

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San Bernardino National Forest firefighters put out hot spots along State Highway 154 in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County in July.

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A man uses a bucket to fight a fire in a field outside the village of São José das Matas in central Portugal, on July 26. More than 2,300 firefighters with more than 700 vehicles tackled wildfires in Portugal.

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A plane battles a fire from the air on June 19 near Pedrogao Grande, in Leiria district, Portugal. The huge forest fire that erupted on June 17 in central Portugal killed at least 64 people and injured 135 more, with many trapped in their cars by the flames.

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A woman watches flames approach her house in a village near Pedrogao Grande, in Leiria district, Portugal, on June 19.

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A cow stands amid the debris of burned houses after recent wildfires in the Siberian settlement of Strelka, located on the bank of the Angara River in Krasnoyarsk region, Russia, on May 25.

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Constanza Vega searches the charred remains of her home for coins she had saved up, after a fire in Santa Olga, Chile, on Jan. 26. Wildfires engulfed the post office, a kindergarten, and hundreds of homes.

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A firefighter tries to control a wildfire in La Adela in La Pampa Province, Argentina, on Jan. 5. Three wildfires devastated nearly 2.5 million acres in the region.

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Members of the National Republican Guards and firefighters try to extinguish a deadly forest fire on June 19 near Pedrogao Grande, in Leiria district, Portugal.

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More than 1.500 people were evacuated as a precaution on July 25 after a fire broke out at a nature reserve in southern Spain The fire encroached on the Doñana National Park at Moguer in the southern region of Andalusia.

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A fire department helicopter flies over the Kalyvia area near Athens on July 31. Winds up to 37 mph were hampering the firefighting effort, while temperatures in the area reached 35 degrees Fahrenheit.

Jade Cardichon is a Photo Intern for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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