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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