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California Wildfires Are So Intense, They’re Sparking Firenadoes

Jul 12, 2021 at 12:20pm

Dhana Noor

As brutal heat continues to scorch the West, it is sparking wildfires that are burning through hundreds of thousands of acres of land. In California, this year’s wildfires are outpacing the damage caused by last year’s record-setting fire season.

One blaze in California sparked a firenado over the weekend—the state’s second in three weeks. It’s indicative of the severity of the fires burning in the state, and spreading across the West in general. With more heat and single-digit humidity on tap for the start of the week, there could unfortunately be more extreme fire behavior.

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