Dozens of wildfires blaze across the U.S. West coast
April Lanuza

As the drought stricken U.S. West Coast sees another heatwave, thousands of firefighters are battling dozens of fires across the region.

Fires are burning thousands of acres across 12 states and the area hasn't reached peak fire season yet.

With the heat expected to reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees celsius) on Monday, temperatures in many of these states are about 15 to 20 degrees above average, reports the Washington Post.  

Many blame climate change for the excessive heat and dry weather that's fueling the wildfires.

Will this fire season be worse than previous years?

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