A firefighter walks down a path while the glass fire burns on Highway 29 in Calistoga, California on Thursday, October 1st.

Noah Berger / AP

Updated 1:17 AM ET Monday October 12, 2020

A firefighter walks down a path while the glass fire burns on Highway 29 in Calistoga, California on Thursday, October 1st.

Noah Berger / AP

Forest fires devastate many areas in the west, particularly California.

As of Sunday, October 11th, at least 71 major fires were burning in the west, including 19 in California, where dry, windy conditions and record-breaking high temperatures have been stoking flames for weeks. Fires burning in Oregon have destroyed more than 1 million acres in the state.

More than 3.7 million acres have burned across California. In terms of morning burns, this year is the worst in the state’s history. In total, forest fires have burned 7.99 million acres, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.

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