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Wildfire Threat Doubles In California

Hot, dry conditions and strong winds across California are threatening to life has already been the worst fire season in state history.

Blowing winds in California’s north and extreme heat in its south are increasing wildfires that began earlier in the summer. This creates new fire as well. State and federal authorities warned residents to prepare.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said strong winds and low humidity could increase fire in Northern California starting Wednesday.

This year, wildfires have burned over 4 million acres in California. This is double the total of 2018 which had been the highest on record. Five of the six largest fires in state history were in 2020. Thirty-one people have died, and over 9,200 buildings have been destroyed.

Compiled by – MK (Editor)

SourceReuters

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