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United States of Wildfire

United States of Wildfire (StoryMap)

There’s a forgotten history that should serve as a warning — wildfire isn’t unique to the West.
Now the warming climate is increasing the risk of major wildfires across America. And more people are moving to fire-prone areas without realizing the danger. 

Reporting by Nathan Rott/NPR, Annie Ropeik/NHPR and Molly Samuel/WABE  

Photography by Claire Harbage/NPR, Elizabeth Frantz and Arvin Temkar for NPR  

Maps by Connie Hanzhang Jin and Daniel Wood  

Published Aug. 10, 2021

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