California Fires Reach 2 Million Acres

California Fires Reach 2 Million Acres

High winds blow embers and flames across Hwy 168 as the Creek Fire rapidly expands on September 8, 2020 near Shaver Lake, California. California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in five California counties late yesterday as record heatwave temperatures fueled numerous wildfires over the Labor Day weekend. The Creek Fire has burned across more than 135,523 acres and is zero percent contained. Photo by Peter DaSilva/UPI