According to the Cal Fire Current Year Statistics reported on their fire.ca.gov web page, the Combined 2020 Year-to-Date CAL FIRE & U.S. Forest Service (in California) acreage burned, as of 31 August is 1,666,286.
There have been an extremely high number of lightning strikes this year.
In 2018, the “Camp Fire Creek” fire in Paradise, California resulted in 85 deaths. The origin of the fire was placed on a downed electrical transmission line. Pacific Gas & Electric was deemed culpable since their power lines were 68 years old and the average lifespan is supposedly 65 years. Little was said about government policies of allowing the “fuel for these fires” to accumulate rather than maintaining a proper cleared transmission line right-of-way to avoid such fires.
Total acreage burned in California that year was 1,671,203. With the current fires raging now and others when the dry Santa Ana winds hit soon, 2018’s record will be surpassed easily.
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