688,000 acres are burned and 10 are dead in California’s summer wildfire “siege,” officials say.
In late July, as many as 14 fires, some out of control, raged from the Mexican to Oregon borders as a third record-setting heat wave approached in early August. Ten people were killed and 2,000 structures destroyed. In all, 688,000 acres have burned. President Trump declared a state of emergency July 25 for the Golden State.
The Carr Fire in Northern California’s Shasta County has claimed eight lives and destroyed 1,077 structures as it roared through the Redding, California, area late last month.
Southern California’s Holy Fire has consumed 21,473 acres and 12 structures in Orange and Riverside counties.
Thousands of people in California have been evacuated and face uncertainty as wildfires rage through the state. Due to the destruction and displacement caused by the fires, donations are welcome and necessary for everything from evacuation, housing, food, transportation, and medical costs.