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In photos: Wildfires are ravaging many areas of the US West

The Bobcat Fire burns near Cedar Springs in California's Angeles National Forest on Monday, September 21. The fire, which began on September 6 in the Angeles National Forest, has become one of the largest fires in Los Angeles County's history with more than 100,000 acres scorched by the fire.

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The Bobcat Fire burns near Cedar Springs in California's Angeles National Forest on Monday, September 21. The fire, which began on September 6 in the Angeles National Forest, has become one of the largest fires in Los Angeles County's history with more than 100,000 acres scorched by the fire.

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Wildfires are ravaging many areas in the West, especially in California.

As of Monday, September 21, at least 22 large fires were burning in California, where dry, windy conditions and record-breaking high temperatures have been fueling flames for weeks. The 12 fires burning in Oregon have destroyed more than 938,000 acres in the state, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.

More than 3.4 million acres have burned across California. In terms of acres burned, this year is the worst in the state's history.

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