‘Ground zero’ for dead trees. How California mega-drought turned Creek Fire into inferno

Sep 9, 2020 at 5:00am

The Sacramento Bee, by Dale Kasler and Phillip Reese

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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