California’s largest wildfire in history has already burned through 290,692 acres – an area roughly the size of Los Angeles – and shows no sign of stopping any time soon.
Officials expect the Mendocino Complex Fires will continue to burn for the rest of the month, with hot and windy conditions and 13,000 firefighters battling eight major blazes that are burning out of control across the state.
California is not alone – around 100 wildfires are currently waging across the Western US with their toxic fumes spreading across several states, and experts say the problem is getting worse.
With a big political debate over what is causing the increase, it is unlikely to improve anytime soon.
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