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US wildfires threaten nearly 80 million properties as climate risks grow

Wildfire risk is far more prevalent than researchers had expected before creating the model.

Wildfire risk is far more prevalent than researchers had expected before creating the model. Image: Unsplash/Malachi Brooks

David Sherfinski
U.S. Correspondent, Thomas Reuters Foundation
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Map of the US showing the percent increase of properties with moderate risk of wildfires in 30 years.
Areas beyond the hard-hit western United States are also projected to see an increased risk of wildfires. Image: First Street Foundation

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