California Wildfires Grow to 41K Acres As Temperatures Soar to New Records

Posted on AllSides September 8th, 2022
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Environment, Wildfires, California, Heatwaves
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Fires continue to rage across California as temperatures rise in record-breaking numbers. Cal Fire's latest update showed fires across the state are consuming more than 41,600 acres. Only a fraction have been contained.

A record-breaking heat wave hit the state days ago and has created a prime environment for wildfires to thrive. CBS News reported how the temperatures are breaking records in several locations in the state. Monday temperatures in Livermore hit 116 degrees Fahrenheit, its hottest day of all time. The former record was 108 degrees, set in 1950. CBS News added that San...

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