This is looking like it could be one of the worst in years
[ California ] California is experiencing one of its worst wildfire seasons in a decade, and the most brutal part of the season — fall — has only just begun. A spate of new fires has popped up in recent days, with warm weather and tinderbox-dry vegetation leaving the state at risk for future blazes. On Sunday alone, 58 new fires were reported on lands overseen by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, including one in San Jose . Fire experts say it ‘ s impossible to predict whether the state will suffer devastating firestorms such as the Oakland Hills fire of 1991 or the Southern California fires of 2003. But they ‘ re not ruling it out, either.
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