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