Friday, October 30

California fires: more than 405,000 hectares burned in one month


Nearly 405,000 hectares of forest went up in smoke during the month of September, a record according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire).

CalFire reported on Saturday that more than 1.7 million hectares burned in the state in 2020.

It is the worst wildfire season in California according to state fire departments, CNN said.

In addition, nearly 8,000 firefighters are still on the front line to continue fighting 20 forest fires still in progress, confirmed the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

For the day of Friday alone, almost 40 new fires broke out, the media said.

Scientists and California officials have blamed the climate crisis for the intensity of wildfires this season.


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