Last week, the commissioner estimated that losses totaled more than $1 billion, with that figure expected to rise.
Nearly 500,000 acres have scorched California so far this year—twice as many acres as last year. Since October, Cal Fire has battled 250 new wildfires.
At the fires’ peak, 11,000 firefighters across the state—including 3,800 inmate volunteers from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation—battled the flames. Firefighters would work anywhere from 24 to 80 straight hours, dousing active fires and chopping down trees and brush to prevent their spread. About 4,300 remain on the frontlines.
Two Kids Captured amazing video that shows just how devastating this fire has been.
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