The worst wildfire season in state history has been one of shocking superlatives.
Statewide, an small army of 8,000 firefighters remain on the front lines of 20 wildfires, CalFire reported Saturday. A dozen of them are still major incidents.
On Friday alone, firefighters responded to nearly 40 new fires across the state.
“A Red Flag Warning for critical fire weather continues today in much of the North State for gusty winds and low humidity,” CalFire said Saturday. “Warm and dry conditions persist throughout the State, continuing the elevated fire threat.”
California has seen more than 8,500 wildfires, which have claimed 31 lives and destroyed more than 9,200 structures.
Scientists and California authorities have blamed the climate crisis for the intensity of this year’s fire season.