Wildfire destroys 100 California homes and other buildings
About 100 homes were destroyed and thousands of residents were evacuated by a wildfire in rural Northern California, according to fire officials. At least two people were injured and thousands of homes were destroyed, officials said. We are heading into what is traditionally the most dangerous time of the year for fires in California due to a severe drought.
In the last three decades, climate change has made the West warmer and drier, and wildfires will continue to be more destructive and frequent. The most destructive and largest fires in California’s history have taken place in the last five years. Weed has seen three major fires since 2014, reports AP. Roseburg Forest Products, which makes wood products, is the source of the latest fire. 7,500 people were evacuated.