continue to scorch the Californian landscape with the largest fire
ever recorded in the state’s history currently raging.
Fires last year forced the state to pay close to $10 billion in damages
. At this point, the number of acres burned in 2018 is far higher than the same period last year, according to data from Cal Fire
The Western state’s continuous battle with drought along with unusually high temperatures and dry vegetation has led to the perfect storm for this particularly destructive fire season. Similar conditions set the stage for California’s most destructive and deadliest fire last year, only to be topped by the deadly Medocino Complex fire this year. Around 119 homes along with 110 other buildings have been destroyed so far with an additional 9,200 structures threatened by a blaze that is nearing the size of Los Angeles
. The goal is to have the fire contained by September 1st.