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California Wildfires

California Bushfires
California Bushfires

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Today, there remain over 14,200 firefighters battling over 20 major fires and lightning complexes in California. Containment efforts continue to increase despite weather conditions continuing to get warmer and drier. Today over 18,200 people remain evacuated, though crews are working hard to get people back into their homes. Over the weekend a team of 10 Israeli firefighters have deployed to California to assist in battling some of the largest wildfires in the state’s history.

Since the lightning siege that started on Saturday, August 15, 2020, there have been nearly 14,000 lightning strikes. During this time-period, there have been more than 900 new wildfires, which have now burned over 1.5 million acres. There have 8 fatalities and over 3,100 structures destroyed.

Seasonable weather conditions continue to aid firefighters in their efforts towards containment at lower elevations. Above 2,000 feet firefighters are still seeing low humidity with little recovery at night. Warmer and drier conditions are expected into the weekend throughout much of the State. An excessive heat watch is in effect for coastal, inland and the foothill regions. Smoke and poor air quality continue to impact portions of the Southern Sierra.

Wildfires have spread rapidly through both northern and southern California, destroying homes and prompting evacuations.

Several of Friends of Hope's local nonprofit partners are preparing to respond and have asked us to help fund any necessary relief and recovery efforts on the ground.

Friends of Hope's Wildfire Relief Fund, will provide emergency funding to locally driven relief efforts, providing food, medicine, and other essential supplies to help people impacted by the fires.

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