Climate change is caused by the increase of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide that are created by burning fossil fuels.
Large fires are becoming more common: In terms of acres burned in California, 15 of the state’s 20 largest wildfires have occurred since 2000, according to Cal Fire.
How long have the California wildfires been burning?
ACREAGE BURNED BY WILDFIRES. The 2018 wildfire season is California’s worst in the past 10 years. The increase makes 2018 the worst fire season in California in at least 15 years, eclipsing the 1,593,690 acres consumed in 2008, with fires still burning and six weeks left in the year.
When did the California wildfires start?
What caused the California Wildfires 2018?
On August 4, 2018, a national disaster was declared in Northern California, due to the extensive wildfires burning there. In November 2018, strong winds aggravated conditions in another round of large, destructive fires that occurred across the state.
How did the California wildfire start 2018?
A Cal Fire firefighter monitors a burning home as the Camp Fire moves through the area on November 9, 2018 in Magalia, California. Fueled by high winds and low humidity, the rapidly spreading Camp Fire ripped through the town of Paradise and has destroyed numerous homes and businesses in a matter of hours.
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