Vancouver Sun

2020 FIRE DAM­AGE EX­CEEDS THAT OF LAST THREE YEARS

- Disasters · California · California Department of Forestry

Wild­fires in Cal­i­for­nia have burned a record four mil­lion acres since the start of 2020, char­ring more land in the past nine months than dur­ing the pre­vi­ous three years com­bined. The re­sults are dev­as­tat­ing. The more than 8,200 blazes since Jan­uary have killed 31 peo­ple and de­stroyed more than 8,400 homes and build­ings, the Cal­i­for­nia De­part­ment of Forestry & Fire Pro­tec­tion said Sun­day. The num­ber of acres burned is more than dou­ble the pre­vi­ous record, set in 2018.

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