Record-Setting Wildfires In The West Are Far From Over : Consider This from NPR More than 3 million acres have burned in California this wildfire season. The previous record in a single season was 1.7 million, two years ago.

Towns are being decimated across California, Oregon and Washington — and firefighting resources are maxed out, as NPR's Kirk Siegler reports from Boise, Idaho.

In California, NPR's Lauren Sommer reports on an effort to fight fire with fire — something some Native American tribes have been doing for a long time.

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Wildfires Have Gone From Bad To Worse — And More Are Inevitable

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Wildfires Have Gone From Bad To Worse — And More Are Inevitable

Wildfires Have Gone From Bad To Worse — And More Are Inevitable

Wildfires Have Gone From Bad To Worse — And More Are Inevitable

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Towns are being decimated by wildfires across California, Oregon and Washington. A sign warning of impending fire danger is posted on Thursday in Estacada, Ore. Nathan Howard/Getty Images hide caption

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Towns are being decimated by wildfires across California, Oregon and Washington. A sign warning of impending fire danger is posted on Thursday in Estacada, Ore.

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More than 3 million acres have burned in California this wildfire season. The previous record in a single season was 1.7 million, two years ago.

Towns are being decimated across California, Oregon and Washington — and firefighting resources are maxed out, as NPR's Kirk Siegler reports from Boise, Idaho.

In California, NPR's Lauren Sommer reports on an effort to fight fire with fire — something some Native American tribes have been doing for a long time.

Find and support your local public radio station.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org

This episode was produced by Brianna Scott, Lee Hale and Brent Baughman. It was edited by Sami Yenigun and Beth Donovan with help from Wynne Davis and Elena Burnett. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.