This week, Northern California experienced a record-breaking heatwave with nearly 12,000 lightning strikes in areas that have started wildfires and have caused burning homes and evacuation. So far, 1.66 million acres have burned, and 15,800 firefighters all the way from Florida and New Jersey are providing extra help. However, fire experts say that this year is especially dry, and they are just reaching the peak of the fire season. There are still at least two or three months left before the rain arrives.
Here are some updates from the SFGATE that the Cal Fire provided regarding the three largest wildfires burning in Northern California ever since Sunday, August 30th:
|SCU Lightning Complex||LNU Lightning Complex||CZU Lightning Complex|
|378,157 acres||375,209 acres||84,760 acres|
|55% contained||58% contained||37% contained|
|0 civilian fatalities||5 civilian fatalities||1 civilian fatality|
|33 structures destroyed, 29 damaged||1,209 structures destroyed, 193 damaged||755 homes destroyed, 84 damaged|
|20,065 structures threatened||10,350 structures threatened||9,374 structures threatened|
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Photo: Flames from a backfire consume a hillside as firefighters battle the Maria Fire in Santa Paula, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)