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The U.S. is seeing an increase in wildfires in the western part of the country, the National Weather Service said Monday.
Firefighters have battled the blazes, but the number of fires has jumped by about 300,000 acres, according to the U.K. Met Office.
The most recent wildfire in the region was reported late last week, and officials believe there may be another 1,000 more wildfires to come.
In recent weeks, the number has increased as the region continues to warm and temperatures warm up, according the National Interagency Fire Center.
A wildfire burning near Fort Collins, Colo., June 21, 2016.
The fire was the third to burn in the same spot in a week, according of the U,S.
The Colorado River basin, which is the primary source of fuel for the nation, has been the focus of wildfire season in recent weeks.
On Sunday, officials said a wildfire burning in a remote area near the riverbed in the state’s western foothills caused the evacuation of 1,500 residents.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.