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NASA satellite images reveal how the frontlines of fires change

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Each year, wildfires sweep across the Western United States.

The climate crisis is expected to fuel future fires too.

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In 2021, the Dixie and Bootleg fires in California and Oregon have burned more than 600,000 acres — and they’re just two of more than 90 fires raging at the beginning of August.