California fires, heatwave and coronavirus puts state in crisis


A Pacific Gas and Electric firefighter walks down a road as flames approach in Fairfield, California during the LNU Lightning Complex fire.

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Major wildfires continue to spread across Northern California on Thursday as thousands more residents are forced to evacuate their homes and resource-strapped firefighters battle the blazes. 

California has been hit by nearly 11,000 lightning strikes that have caused more than 367 known fires across the state in recent days, 26 of which are major. The state’s wildfire season is becoming much more destructive as climate change drives hotter and drier temperatures. 

As of Thursday morning, the LNU Lightning Complex…


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