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Reuters: Three times more ground has burned in California so far this year than at the same point in 2017, which ranks as one of the most destructive seasons on record.


Some scientists predict that wildfires will increase in size to three times the current burned area by 2100 due to climate change…  drought and beetle infestations have reduced good trees to dried-up husks ready for a spark– to grow into a fire-storm that creates its own weather, with 300-foot tall flames and pyrocumulus clouds.  This morning a free-running fire crossed interstate highway 5 in northern California and forced drivers to flee on foot as trapped vehicles burst into flames

(photo courtesy of and skeeze)

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