Wildfires in California

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Wildfires in California: Survive this Emergency and Disaster

There are series of ongoing burning fires with regards to California wildfire season that is more severe than as predicted, due to the moderate or high drought conditions in various areas of the state.

California wildfires are presumed last for a while and come to a halt with the first significant rain-storm. As usual, this should be around October and November -December for Northern California and Southern California respectively.

California Wildfires 2020 -What's in for California wildfire season?

During this unprecedented time, the safety of the general public is always the number one priority here. Therefore, the National Interagency Coordination Center(NICC) made it known that: "a large fire potential is expectedly to increase in October and November for wind prone areas across the state".

As recorded in history, the California wildfires 2020 is the largest so far in the state having that about 7.5K+ fire incidents have burned over 2.2M acres, destroyed 4.2K structures and causing fatalities as a result of climate change. Thus, the governor declared a state of emergency.

The current wildfires in California are causing total blackouts since the lights go off once the winds arrive to avoid enhancing the fire burns. On this note, most people are evacuating their homes because the fire is rapidly spreading into their regions or towns.

California Wildfires -5 major current wildfires in California

Here are the notable California fires that are contributing to this course;

North Complex Fires: started as a lightning strike in the Plumas National Forest and increased to the western side of the complex. As a result of high winds, the fire spreads at the rateof 1,000 acres/30 minutes. Having only 38% containment, evacuations of people from the affected areas are mandatory.