Epic Scale of California Wildfires Continues to Grow
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The staggering scale of California’s wildfires has reached another milestone: A single fire has surpassed 1 million acres.
The new mark for the August Complex in the Coast Range between San Francisco and the Oregon state line came Monday.
It was a day after the total area of land burned by California wildfires this year passed 4 million acres, more than double the previous record.
The August Complex began as dozens of fires ignited by lightning in the Mendocino National Forest in mid-August.
Gov. Gavin Newsom says it has burned more land than all the wildfires recorded in California from 1932 to 1999.