Major wildfires are still threatening California Today’s Video of the Day from the U.S. Geological Survey shows smoke from the major wildfires that are burning across California
The Camp Fire destroyed over 100,000 acres in only two days. The wildfire, which is the deadliest on record in the state of California, was fueled by intense Santa Ana winds and dry vegetation.
More than 6,500 homes were destroyed by the Camp Fire in northern California, while the Woolsey Fire burned nearly 100,000 acres in the South. California’s largest single wildfire in recorded history is running through forestlands as fire crews try to protect rural communities from flames that have destroyed hundreds of homes.
The Dixie Fire is the largest single fire in California history and the largest currently burning in the U.S. Fires occur throughout the State within CAL FIRE jurisdiction on a daily basis during fire season. However, the majority of those fires are contained quickly and no information will be provided on these incidents at this site. Major emergency incidents could include large, extended-day wildfires (10 acres or greater), floods, earthquakes, hazardous material spills, etc. This is a summary of all incidents, including those managed by Cal Fire and other partner agencies.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) responds to all types of emergencies. When the Department responds to a major CAL FIRE jurisdiction incident, the Department will post incident details to the web site.
By Chrissy Sexton Earth.com Staff Writer
Video Credit: USGS Survey