See some of the dramatic shots from social media of the 18 wildfires burning across the state.
Fires are burning out of control in parts of California and one person has died in the effort to contain the drought-fueled blazes.
Hundreds of wildfires are burning in Alaska and Canada, consuming more than 5 million acres of forest.
Rising temperatures are expected to increase wildfire risks in Alaska, just as in the rest of the western U.S.
Smoke from Canadian wildfires, as it turns out, created that deeper solar hue.
Climate change has brought us megafires, but the growing El Niño condition can help us predict where they are most likely to ignite this year.
Forest Service anticipates spending up to $1.6 billion fighting a fire season that could be worse than normal.
Around 200 firefighters with scores of vehicles were battling the inferno and aircraft were dumping water on the flames.
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