Fire forecasts across the United States

Posted to Maps  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

As megafires in the Southwest are becoming the new normal, NPR reports in a five-part series. An interactive map by Matt Stiles, Stephanie D’Otreppe and Brian Boyer provides a daily update on burning conditions across the country.



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