The incidence of wildfires across the world appears to have been unusually high in the past 12 months. Wildfires – defined as a sudden, quickly-spreading conflagration – have happened in Greenland, Siberia and Sweden, as well as more common locations such as California and Greece.
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This timeline lists the main wildfires known about since summer 2017. Add or expand with more facts:
June 2017: Portugal – more than 60 people died and thousands of acres were devastated.
A WikiTribune community report on wildfires in Sweden