California Sets New Record After Area Size of Connecticut Burned by Wildfires | 4 million+ Acres Ravaged

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Wildfires in California break new records as 4 million acres get scorched. | Photo courtesy Twitter.

California has broken a grim new record this week as over 4 million acres of land have now been burned by wildfires. That’s an area roughly the size of Connecticut.

The record broken is more than double the previous record for the most land burned in a single year in California, according to KCRA 3 News.

According to California fire officials, the state hit broke the troublesome record on Sunday with two more months still to go in this fire season. The previous record was set in 2018 when wildfires destroyed 1.67 million acres.

Cal Fire said in a statement Sunday that there have been over 8,200 wildfires since the start of 2020 that have burned “well over 4 million acres in California.”

Roughly 17,000 firefighters are still battling nearly two dozen major blazes throughout California.

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4 thoughts on “California Sets New Record After Area Size of Connecticut Burned by Wildfires | 4 million+ Acres Ravaged

  1. Growing trees, cutting them down & turning them into homes is a way to capture carbon.

    Can’t wait to see what Newsom’s new electric car mandate does to California’s lower paid workers.

  2. The correct phrasing would be ‘some scientists blame on climate change…’ because there is a huge number of real climatologists who say ‘climate change’ has nothing to do with fires in California and elsewhere in the West. Anybody can be a ‘scientist’ and say this and that has to do with climate change, but getting deeper into the data serious scientists can deduce that these fires are somewhat natural, while the damage from them has to do with political / environmental policies in California rather than anything to do with whatever climatic events are occurring. And it’s wise to remember that ‘records’ only go back so far, and looking at data / evidence preceding official records one can see that there were many what we would call catastrophic fires.

  3. And the price of wood is through the roof.
    $25 for a sheet of OSB or plywood.
    Don’t thin, don’t harvest logs, but let the forests burn.

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