FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Firefighters in California are gaining more ground against the hundreds of wildfires that were sparked by lightning in August.
Smoke continues to fill the skies in portions of Northern California. pic.twitter.com/gJOyLOEfpU
— CIRA (@CIRA_CSU) August 31, 2020
According to Cal Fire Tuesday, the SCU Lightning Complex fire has burned just over 390 thousand acres of land and it is 70% contained.
The fire has destroyed 120 structures and it has damaged over a dozen.
Meanwhile, the LNU Lightning Complex fire has charred over 375 thousand acres and it is 69% contained.
— Matthias Gafni (@mgafni) August 28, 2020
According to Cal Frie, it has destroyed over 1,200 structures and damaged over 200 more.
NASA’s satellite imagery shows the scars from the two largest fires in the state.
Over 1 million acres have burned in California.