Cal Fire Pio Daniel Berlant on a Series of Historic and Deadly Wildfires Burning an Area in California Collectively Larger than the State of Delaware.

August 30, 2020

Firefighters continue to make good progress on a number of fronts..

  • Berlant says since mid-August the state has experienced 14,000 lightning strikes and 840 fires.
  • Cooler temperatures aided firefighters this weekend but numerous fires continue to burn.
  • 7 people have died in the multiple blazes.
  • More than 60,000 people remain evacuated.
  • Why This Matters: California is experiencing one of the worst years for wildfires in its history while also leading the nation with COVID-19 cases.
  • Smoke, soot and debris impacts visibility and air quality throughout Northern California and as far away as Virginia: SEE IMAGE HERE
  • SEE amazing drone footage by the Sacramento Bee newspaper: CLICK HERE
  • In addition to California, the largest wildfire in Colorado state history continues to burn – the Pine Gulch Fire – better weather conditions also have aided firefighters over the weekend battling four separate blazes.

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