FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) —It’s no surprise that our friends out west are dealing with record-breaking heat.
If you couple that heat with the drought and summertime thunderstorms, it has resulted in numerous wildfires across California.
@abc7newsbayarea FB live feed showing fast moving fire in St Helena, Napa County, California. Lightning from tstorms have sparked new fires today in Northern CA. #breaking #cawx #cafire pic.twitter.com/pMBYOxGyVn
— Michael Gibson (@Geekflanka) August 17, 2020
As of Tuesday afternoon, there were nearly 30 wildfires burning more than 120,000 acres of land.
— USFS Tahoe NF (@Tahoe_NF) August 18, 2020
The Apple Fire is the second largest wildfire in the state which has burned over 33,000 acres of land since it began on July 31.
The blaze is 95% contained and officials say suppression repair efforts will continue over the coming weeks.
— W G Hartenstein (@billmeco) August 14, 2020
The Lake Fire has been active for seven days and it has scorched a little over 21,000 acres and it is 38% contained in Los Angeles County.
Officials say 4,570 structures are threatened and mandatory evacuations are in place.
The fire is burning on the Angeles National Forest near Lake Hughes and it is moving towards 100-year old fuels.
Air quality will continue to be an issue in some areas as the wildfires continue to rage.
Weather conditions are not favorable for major improvements across the west.