Over 2 million acres burned by wildfires in California

Wildfires have burned over 2 million acres in California this year, according to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). There have been 8 fatalities and more than 3,300 structures destroyed.

As per the information provided by CAL FIRE, “Much of California is currently under a Red Flag Warning for strong, gusty winds and low humidity. Northern California, including the Bay Area, and the southern mountains of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, as well as the Eastern Sierra and the Mojave Desert, are expecting critical fire weather. The Inland Empire down into San Diego are under a fire weather watch for critical fire weather.

On August 15th, lightning strikes started hundreds of fires across Northern California. In the days since California is under a state of Emergency. Firefighters continue to make progress on dozens of large wildfires and lightning complexes that have been burning over the past several weeks. As of now, there are over 14,100 firefighters on the frontlines across California.