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Forest fires are a natural occurrence but their frequency and size depends on a wide range of factors. The hotter weather and frequent long dry spells which are common results of global warming have made the forests more vulnerable to such occurrences.
There have been similar problems in much of Europe in recent years because of the generally hotter and dryer weather. From Iberia to the Balkans wildfires have been more common and larger in recent years.
Further on this on the BBC news site there is a short video looking at how wildfires in the US have increased in scale and intensity in recent years. Not sure whether people outside the UK can view it? The video is at