Stunning facts show how much more devastating wildfire season has become in California and throughout the US
The Camp Fire charred the entire town of Paradise in northern California. As of Sunday evening, the blaze covered 110,000 acres and was 25% contained. Officials have declared it the most destructive wildfire in California history based on the loss of 6,700 structures.In southern California, the Woolsey and Hill fires have burned more than 140 square miles in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. According to CalFire, the Woolsey Fire had burned about 91,500 acres as of Monday morning and was 20% contained. The Hill Fire burned over 4,500 acres and was 75% contained.
These fires are part of a trend. Fire season in the western US is getting longer each year, and some experts say the concept of seasonal wildfires is outdated, since dangerous fires can now happen anytime.
Here's how devastating fire season has become, and how much worse it could get in the future.