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Rim fire rages near Yosemite

Silver Fire Aug. 10, 2013

Mountain Fire, July 18

Carstens Fire, June 17

Blazes near Lassen Volcanic National Park

Santa Anas strike near Los Angeles

Summit fire

Powerhouse fire

While 2013 is not the most active year on record for wildfires in the U.S., millions of acres still had gone up in smoke by late August, and as usual, California was one of the most active regions. The latest big wildfire is in the central part of the state, near Yosemite National Park, where more than 2,000 firefighters are now combating the blaze. This image was taken by NASA's Aqua satellite on Aug. 22.
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By the time firefighters contained the Silver Fire in southern California, just south of Banning, it had burned about 20,000 acres, injured eight people, and destroyed 46 structures.
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This fire near Palm Springs burned nearly 25,000 acres.
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The Carstens fire southwest of California’s Yosemite National Park.
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On May 2, 2013, a view of the Panther and Cedar wildfires burning near Lassen Volcanic National Park.
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Fueled by dry Santa Ana winds, fires burned more than 10,000 acres, some 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
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The Summit fire burning in the San Bernardino mountain range.
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On May 31, the Powerhouse fire burned near Los Angeles.
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