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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. 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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