Wildland fires are expected to break out over the weekend in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and Colorado, and could burn through a large portion of the state by the end of next week.
The first major wildfire season is set to begin Monday, and it will last into the next week, according to the National Weather Service.
The NWS issued a fire warning for much of the western United States and eastern Canada for the weekend.
Temperatures are expected near 80 degrees Celsius, and the National Hurricane Center says winds of up to 75 kilometres per hour.
In Arizona, the state has issued a state of emergency, but that only affects areas that are considered low-lying.
In Nevada, it affects areas with at least 50,000 people.
The state of Nevada is expecting to see some fires in the coming days.
The fire season began Friday, and is expected to last into next week with a peak in the early days of April.
The fire season is typically much longer than usual, as the first fire seasons in California and New Mexico in recent decades have seen many large blazes that burned through much of their respective areas.
In 2015, more than 10,000 wildfires broke out across the two states.
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In 2017, the number of fires in California increased by over 100%, with over 4,000 fires breaking out across parts of the country.
In 2017, wildfires were responsible for $3.5 trillion in property damage.
The National Weather Services said that the wildfires could continue to spread through the western states into the coming weeks, although they are expected not to be destructive as long as there is no major fire weather systems.
The wildfires in California could affect the state’s agriculture industry, according the National Fire Protection Association.
In the United Kingdom, the Department of Agriculture said it was preparing to ramp up its firefighting operations in the state.
Firefighters were expected to focus on the northern parts of England in the next few days.
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