Central California wildfire sets new record

24 September 2020

Published by https://krcrtv.com/

USA – FRESNO COUNTY, Calif.- A new record has been broke in California’s unprecedented fire season.

The Creek Fire burning in the Central Sierra Nevada is now the largest single wildfire in California history, according to fire officials.

The fire has burned 291,426 acres across Fresno and Madera Counties and is 34 percent contained. Cal Fire confirms that 855 buildings have been destroyed with another 71 damaged.

There are much larger fires, such as the North Complex and August Complex burning in the North State. In both cases, they started out as separate fires that grew together.

The Creek Fire, on the other hand, is just one wildfire.

More than three million acres have burned across California this year as firefighters continue to fight 26 major wildfires across the state.

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