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Los Angeles Fire Season Is Beginning Again. And It Will Never End. A bulletin from our climate future.

Los Angeles fire season is beginning again and we are all on watch in the state of California.

"Fires ignite randomly — downed power lines, out-of-control campsites — and so they are hard to predict. It is expected that by 2050 the area burned each year by forest fires across the western United States will at least double, and perhaps quadruple, what it is today as a result of warming. That is just three decades from now — the length of the mortgages that banks have extended to the homes on those fire-prone lands." Read the full article in the Intelligencer, New York.

And this interactive map developed in The San Francisco Chronicle newsroom provides information on wildfires burning across California. Check out details on the largest and most destructive fires of years past.