California Fires Reach Two Million Acres

California Fires Reach Two Million Acres

Fire fighters monitor hot spots during containment efforts on the Creek Fire near Shaver Lake, California on September 9, 2020. 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