firefighter sprays down flames as the Detwiler fire rages on near the town of Mariposa, California on July 18, 2017. California has suffered widespread fires in recent days, with a lighting strike near Yosemite National Park sparking a blaze that destroyed more than 26 square kilometers (10 square miles) of forest. | JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images

Wildfires Are Raging Across the American West

The fire season is 105 days longer than it was in the 1970s, according to an analysis by Climate Central.

Published On 07/28/2017
5:25 PM EDT