California Fire: Over 1 Million Acres Of Land Burned, 10 Dead Till Now

Nearly 2 lakh Californians have been displaced by the massive blaze.

Sohil Nikam

August 27, 2020

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Hundreds of wildfires continue to ravage the forests of California, which have killed at least ten people till now. The fires have caused the destruction of about 1.2 million acres of land, the combined area of which happens to be the size of the Grand Canyon. Nearly 2 lakh people from the state of California have been displaced by the wildfires. The largest among the wildfires is being called the LNU Lightning Complex fire and is burning in the counties of Napa, Sonoma, Lake, Yolo and Solano. It has scorched over 3.5 lakh acres of land till now.

The second biggest wildfire in California right now is the SCU Lightning Complex fire, which has burned more than 3.4 lakh acres of land and is only 10% contained. Redwood trees that have lived for hundreds of years have also been destroyed by the wildfires. Officials have said that hundreds of the trees have been destroyed in the last ten days.

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