As of September 3, U.S. wildfires have burned nearly 8.5 million acres since the beginning of the year, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.

That’s a good deal more land consumed than the total acreage of Maryland.

Much of this is the result of a massive wildfire season …read more

Source: The Lowdown

Where the Wildfires Burn: See the Progression of Western Blazes with This Animated Map 4 September,2015Matthew Green

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Matthew Green is a digital media producer for KQED News. He previously produced The Lowdown, KQED’s multimedia news education blog. Matthew's written for numerous Bay Area publications, including the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. He also taught journalism classes at Fremont High School in East Oakland.

Email: mgreen@kqed.org; Twitter: @MGreenKQED

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