California’s wildfires off to ‘a daunting start,’ currently outpacing historic 2020 season

LOS ANGELES – It’s only the start of California’s fire season, but the number of wildfires so far is outpacing averages and even last year’s historic fire season, which scorched millions of acres and included four of the five largest fires in the state’s history.

A perfect recipe for another disastrous fire season is coming together in California, experts fear. The past 12 months have been the state’s driest on record, according to the National Centers for Environmental Information, compounding the fire danger from the ongoing drought and soaring summer temperatures.

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