The record-shattering wildfire season rages on in California, continuing to destroy massive amounts of acreage while forcing thousands of people out of their homes. The 2020 wildfire season is responsible for five of the six largest fires in the state’s history. There is little rest for weary firefighters. Unseasonably warm temperatures and little precipitation in the forecast continue to plague the region, elevating the risk of new fire development and hindering the efforts to contain the existing blazes.
Focus on Northern California: The focus of the efforts continues to be on Northern California. Two of the major fires currently burning just started on Sunday, however, they have already caused significant amounts of damage. These blazes intensified quickly, forcing two fire crews to have to deploy shelters in order to avoid being overtaken by the intense flames. These shelters are constructed with aluminized cloth tents that are able to direct the radiant heat away and provide air until the danger passes. Fortunately, the shelters served their purpose and the firefighters were not injured.Read More »