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An airplane drops fire retardant over homes in the Spanish Flat area of Napa, California as flames rage through on August 18, 2020. – As of the late hours of August 18, the Hennessey fire has merged with at least 7 fires and is now called the LNU Lightning Complex fires. Dozens of fires are burning out of control throughout Northern California as fire resources are spread thin. (Photo by JOSH EDELSON / AFP)

LOS ANGELES (NewsNation) — The National Multi Agency Coordinating Group elevated the nation’s fire preparedness level to its highest this week. 77 large fires have burned 649,054 acres in 14 states, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.

22 new large fires were reported Tuesday. More than 16,700 firefighters and support personnel are assigned to wildfires across the country.

The number of fires and acres burned is currently below the 10-year average at this time, according to the agency.

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