California saw the worst fire year in recent history in 2008 with a total of 5,812 fires reported and 1,339,839 acres burned. In comparison, 2012 looks like it has a good chance to beat this record as drought conditions allowed for fires to start earlier than usual. As of August 19th, 2012, a total of 5,759 fires have been reported across California, burning a total of 540,422 acres, according to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC). Monsoonal moisture move...
Updated: 7:32 PM GMT on September 05, 2012
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