Wildfires Are Raging Worldwide: PHOTOS

Wildfires caused by climate change have been raging around the world, forcing thousands of people across the globe to evacuate their homes and leaving a path of destruction

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A local resident gestures as he holds n empty water hose during an attempt to extinguish forest fires approaching the village of Pefki on Evia (Euboea) island, Greece's second largest island, on August 8, 2021.
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The United States, Russia, Greece, Italy, Algeria, Turkey and Canada have all recently been impacted by wildfires caused by climate change that is "unequivocally" caused by human activity, according to a recent report from the United Nations.

After experiencing its worst heatwave in decades, Greece has been battling devastating wildfires for nearly two weeks. Right, a local gestures as he holds an empty water hose during an attempt to extinguish forest fires approaching the village of Pefki on Evia island on Aug. 8.

On Aug. 12, The New York Times reported that firefighters were able to contain some of the blazes following a thunderstorm.

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Extinguishing works continue for the wildfire in the village of Kuel in Yakutia, Sakha, Russia on August 08, 2021.
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In Russia, wildfires have been blazing across Siberia's Sakha Republic for months and, according to The Washington Post, they're bigger than all of the fires around the world combined. They have even sent smoke across the North Pole.

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Algeria continues battle against wildfires
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CNN reported on Aug. 11 that, according to Algeria Press Service (APS), the forest fires that ripped through Algeria killed 65 people, including 28 soldiers deployed to help put out the blaze. Dozens of fires have been raging through northern Algeria since Aug. 9.

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Firefighters battle a large wildfire near the village of Ikizce on August 06, 2021 in Mugla, Turkey. Large wildfires continue to burn across Turkey's southern coast for a ninth day. The death toll from the fires currently stands at eight according to Turkey's Health Ministry. Twelve wildfires continue to burn across Turkey with another 198 extinguished or under control according to Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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Wildfires in Turkey left eight dead and thousands displaced after raging for two weeks. Right, firefighters battle a large wildfire near the village of Ikizce in Mugla, Turkey, on Aug. 6.

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A home is engulfed in flames as the Dixie fire rages on in Greenville, California on August 5, 2021
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In Greenville, California, the Dixie fire recently became the largest single wildfire in California history. It is just one of 11 fires burning across California, and left the town of Greenville devastated.

"Reports indicate that Greenville is 75 percent destroyed," federal fire officials said during a morning incident briefing, per the The Sacramento Bee.

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In this photo provided by the Alaska Division of Forestry, a firefighter uses a drip torch to ignite vegetation near the Chena Hot Springs Resort during a backburn conducted, at the Munson Creek Fire near Fairbanks, Alaska. Favorable weather conditions have allowed firefighters to bolster protection for structures from a wildfire burning in interior Alaska even as the fire has grown on the opposite end, a fire official said Thursday, July 8. Nearly 200 firefighters are battling the fire, parts of which have come within 100 yards (91.44 meters) of the Chena Hot Springs Resort about 60 miles (96.56 kilometers) northeast of Fairbanks Alaska Wildfire, Fairbanks, United States - 05 Jul 2021
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As of Aug. 12, the National Interagency Fire Center reports that "large fire activity continues in 14 states across the country." Among the states with active large fires are Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, California, Alaska, Wyoming, Utah, Nebraska, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, South Dakota and New Mexico.

Right, a firefighter uses a drip torch to ignite vegetation near the Chena Hot Springs Resort during a backburn conducted at the Munson Creek Fire near Fairbanks, Alaska, on July 8.

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Idaho Wildfires 2021
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Wild fires have also been a problem in Idaho this summer, though officials at the Bureau of Land Management say that activity is below average but "there is potential there" as conditions have been dry. "I mean you could really have something get away from you especially in the wind," Kelsey Brizendine told KMVT/KSVT.

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Firefighter stands along the edge of a wildfire burning on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, . In southeastern Montana, communities in and around the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation were ordered to evacuate as the Richard Spring Fire grew amid erratic winds Western Wildfires, Ashland, United States - 11 Aug 2021
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A firefighter stands along the edge of a wildfire burning on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in southeastern Montana on Aug. 11. Communities around in and around the reservation were ordered to evacuate as a result of the blaze.

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A boat heads down the Snake River as smoke from the Asotin Complex Fire west of Clarkston, Wash., wafts eastward into Lewiston, Idaho on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
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A boat heads down the Snake River as smoke from the Asotin Complex Fire west of Clarkston, Washington, wafts eastward into Lewiston, Idaho, on Wednesday, July 7.

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Volunteer leaves for some rest after trying to control fire in the Municipality of Blufi, in the upper Madonie, near Palermo, Sicily, Italy, as many wildfires continue plaguing the region. Sicily, Sardinia, Calabria and also central Italy, where temperatures are expected to reach record hights, were badly hit by wildfires. Climate scientists say there is little doubt that climate change from the burning of coal, oil and natural gas is driving extreme events, such as heat waves, droughts, wildfires, floods and storms Wildfires, Blufi, Italy - 10 Aug 2021
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Fires are also raging through Southern Italy. In Sicily on Aug. 12, scientists recorded what they believe to be the hottest temperature in European history at 119.84° Fahrenheit. The blazes in Calabria left one man dead, according to Reuters.

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A wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton, B.C., Thursday, July 1, 2021.
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Wildfires have been burning in British Columbia since early July, with 262 active fires and thousands of people and properties evacuated.

According to the CBC, British Columbia has surpassed the 10-year wildfire average by 87 percent.

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