Summary List Placement
Fires currently blazing across the western United States have burned a total area larger than the state of Delaware.
At least 78 large fires across 13 states have collectively burned 1,346,736 acres, or 2,104 square miles, of land, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.
Delaware, according to the state’s website, is only made up of 1,982 square miles of land and would be completely covered by the combined blazes.
Montana, Idaho, and California are experiencing the most wildfires, with 17, 16, and eight, respectively.
Fires are also burning in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Wyoming, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Minnesota, and Nevada.
Oregon’s 616-square-mile Bootleg Fire is the largest fire currently burning, and is only 32% contained, InciWeb, the national incident information system for wildfires, reported on Wednesday.
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