"I hope the public gains more of an appreciation about how limited we are in avoiding air pollution," said a co-author of the study.
More than 24,000 residents have evacuated in small communities along highways connecting Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe.
It's now the second-biggest wildfire in the state's history, ranking behind only last year's August Complex Fire.
British Columbia has seen a total of 1,259 fires since April 1. Currently, the province is in a state of emergency.
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Burning more than 150,000 acres, weather conditions are making it difficult for firefighters to combat the Bootleg Fire.
The recent wildfire in Alberta, Canada, is one of many that have been started by a gender reveal party gone wrong.
The Telegraph Fire and the Mescal Fire have collectively burned around 100,000 acres and both remain mostly uncontained.
The NOAA deputy director says extreme dryness in swaths of U.S. is "definitely something we're watching and very concerned about."
Before the storm, 99 percent of Colorado was experiencing at least moderate drought levels.
In a matter of hours, the Bond Fire grew to more than 2,000 acres, forcing people from their homes and leaving thousands of others without power.
Peter Rempel had every intention of taking his mail ballot with him as he evacuated, but "that got left on the dining room table."
The fire spread from about 10 acres to 2,000 in about four hours.
Five of the top 10 largest wildfires in California's history have burned in the state this year.
High winds and "critically dry" fuels allowed the fire to spread rapidly and officials told residents to leave their homes on Friday morning.
A storm in the early hours of Friday may help contain the wildfires as Gov. Kate Brown says: "Our firefighters are grateful for rain."
The stronger the gust, the more deadly the fire.
Air quality across the state has plummeted as fires continue to burn.
The impacts of wildfire smoke are worsened by the coronavirus pandemic, so it is important to protect yourself and your family from the smoke's harmful pollutants.
"I can't say this enough, if you are notified by emergency officials to evacuate, please do so immediately. You may not get a second chance," Gov. Kate Brown warned in a press briefing this week.
Experts say climate change must be addressed to combat worsening wildfire seasons.
Orange skies over the Bay Area have lead to comparisons between the city of San Francisco and the dystopian world of "Blade Runner 2049."
The Cold Springs and Pearl Hill fires have collectively burned more than 300,000 acres in Washington state.
The Cameron Peak Fire nearly doubled in size over the weekend and is currently only 4 percent contained.
Evacuation orders are in place in multiple counties across Washington State as wildfires burn more than 100,000 acres.
Two areas of Los Angeles broke their all-time high temperature records in the past day, according to statistics from the National Weather Service (NWS).
Governor Gavin Newsom made the comparison on his Twitter account yesterday, trying to put the sheer scope of the damage into perspective while releasing fresh data about containment efforts.
Airbnb was offering Northern Californians emergency housing as part of its Open Homes scheme but is now urging more hosts to sign up to help meet demand.