Firefighters continue to gain ground on California’s wildfires, driven by extreme blazes in August and September. According to Cal Fire, Over 14,800 firefighters remain on the line of 28 major wildfires burning across California with almost 2.2 million acres burned so far.
The fires have killed at least eight people and destroyed upwards of 3,300 structures, Cal Fire said. Most of the state remains under Red Flag Warning as strong winds and low humidity continue, exacerbating ongoing flames.
As of Thursday morning, 102 large fires have burned 4.4 million acres in 12 states, including California, Oregon and Washington, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.
There are 96 large fires in the western US. More than 3.4 million acres have burned so far, with tens of thousands of acres burned in California, Oregon and Washington, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.
In California alone, 2,478,443 acres have burned. That’s about twice the size of the Grand Canyon.
How You Can Help
- America’s Red Cross Disaster relief and recovery fund
- The Salvation Army
- The California Community Foundation provides emotional and financial assistance to families of fallen firefighters, firefighter and the communities they protect.
- Direct Relief
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