‘Ground zero’ for dead trees. How California mega-drought turned Creek Fire into inferno
Sep 9, 2020 at 5:00am
California’s mega-drought officially ended three years ago but may have turned the Creek Fire into a monster.
By killing millions of trees in the Sierra National Forest, the historic drought that ended in 2017 left an incendiary supply of dry fuel that appears to have intensified the fire that’s ravaged more than 140,000 acres in the southern Sierra Nevada, wildfire scientists and forestry experts said Tuesday.
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