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What happened in the California wildfires?

Asked by Mary Gomez on September 08, 2021

Categories: News and politics Disasters


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A fast-moving wildfire in northern California was sparked seven minutes after a nearby power line was damaged, according to a local power company. Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) said damage had been reportedat a high voltage tower near where the Kincade Fire started on Wednesday.

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Are California wildfires getting worse? California's fires are disruptive long after they are put out, displacing homeowners and even entire communities for months or years. Even as the charred wood decays, it generates emissions that set back the state's efforts to combat climate change — only worsening the wildfires tocome.

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Why are there so many forest fires in California? The (changing) climateCalifornia, like much of the West, gets most of its moisture in the fall and winter. Its vegetation then spends much of the summer slowly drying out because of a lack of rainfall and warmer temperatures. That vegetation then serves as kindling forfires.