Firefighters look out over a burning hillside as they fight the Blue Ridge Fire in Yorba Linda, California, on Monday, October 26.
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In photos: Wildfires burning in the West

Updated 2244 GMT (0644 HKT) October 28, 2020

Firefighters look out over a burning hillside as they fight the Blue Ridge Fire in Yorba Linda, California, on Monday, October 26.
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Wildfires are ravaging many areas in the West, especially in California.

As of Wednesday, October 28, at least 50 large fires were burning in the West, including 18 in California, where dry, windy conditions and record-breaking high temperatures have been fueling flames for weeks. Fires burning in Oregon have destroyed more than 1 million acres in the state.

More than 4 million acres have burned across California. In terms of acres burned, this year is the worst in the state's history.

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