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.
Also from SmartHER News:
“I’m running out of superlatives.”
UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain on the devastating wildfires engulfing parts of California, particularly in Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area.
by Jenna Lee,