California sets record with 2M acres burned so far this year
Last updated 9/7/2020 at 3:45pm
Sep 07, 2020 2:13 PM
SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) - Wildfires have burned more than 2 million acres in California this year, setting a state record even as crews battled dozens of growing blazes in sweltering temperatures Monday that strained the electrical grid and threatened power outages for millions.
The most striking thing about the record is how early it was set, with the most dangerous part of the year ahead, said Lynne Tolmachoff, spokeswoman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire.
"It's a little unnerving because September and October are historic...