Wildfires 2018 Map: More Than 60 Fires, Including the Spring Creek Fire, Burning in the United States

More than 60 large wildfires are burning throughout the United States, particularly in the West. Fire officials in Colorado, Utah and California are battling to control the fires as increasing heat and severe droughts have made the blazes spread easily.

Newsweek has rounded up the largest fires plaguing the U.S., including the Spring Creek Fire in Colorado and the Klamathon Fire in California.

GettyImages-989238906 Firefighters work as flames from the County Fire move through a property in Guinda, California, on July 1. California authorities have issued red flag weather warnings and mandatory evacuation orders after a series of wildfires fanned by high winds and hot temperatures ripped through thousands of acres. JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images

Spring Creek Fire
Fort Garland, Colorado
105,704 acres, 35 percent contained

The Spring Creek Fire quickly grew to become the largest fire burning in Colorado. The human-caused fire first ignited on June 27 near Fort Garland, Colorado. Containment of the blaze rose from 5 percent on Thursday to 35 percent Friday morning.

Officials said that the fire “is less of a safety concern for firefighters than the adverse weather conditions, high exposed ridges and rugged inaccessible terrain” they have to work in. The Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team said that conditions are favorable for more moisture over the fire area, with a 60 percent chance of rain.

More than 1,400 fire crew members are working on the fire. The Spring Creek Fire has destroyed more than 130 homes and forced the evacuation of more than 2,000 residents in three counties, CBS News reported.

County Fire
Sacramento, California
88,375 acres, 37 percent contained

The County Fire, in California's Napa and Yolo counties, has burned through 88,375 acres and is 37 percent contained, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) announced Friday.

The fire, which first started on June 30, has destroyed at least nine structures and is threatening at least 110 more. Officials have ordered the evacuations of at least 2,500 people, WABC-TV reported Thursday.

“Firefighters will continue to work aggressively through the day to build containment lines around the County Fire,” Cal Fire said in a statement. “Although the weather will be more favorable today, higher temperatures, lower humidities and winds are expected to return over the weekend.”

A total of 3,831 fire personnel are working to contain the County Fire, along with 307 engines, 19 helicopters, 53 water tenders, 86 hand crews and 72 dozers.

416 Fire
Durango, Colorado

54,129 acres, 45 percent contained

The 416 Fire outside of Durango, Colorado, has been burning for more than a month and has cost more than $29 million to contain. The wildfire has blazed through 54,129 acres and is 45 percent contained, officials announced Friday.

The National Weather Service placed the fire area under a flash flood watch, with meteorologists predicting heavy rainfall in the area. Officials expect the fire to be fully contained by July 31.

Dollar Ridge Fire
Duchesne, Utah
47,683 acres, 4 percent contained

The human-caused Dollar Ridge Fire, which ignited on July 1, has burned through 47,683 acres in Utah and is just 4 percent contained. Officials said the wildfire has destroyed at least 90 homes and has placed an estimated 1,000 other homes at risk.

The Utah Division of Emergency Management said that the state’s largest burning wildfire has forced the evacuations of 1,100 residents. Officials are also concerned about the risk to oil, natural gas and power infrastructure, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.

Authorities anticipate “extreme fire behavior and long range spotting” in the next 24 hours. More than 600 fire crew members are working to contain the blaze.

Screen Shot 2018-07-06 at 2 The County Fire in California and the Spring Creek Fire in Colorado are the largest fires currently burning in the western United States. INCIWEB

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