California’s largest fire torches homes as blazes lash West

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      Ohio Barbarian
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      INDIAN FALLS, Calif. (AP) — Flames racing through rugged terrain in Northern California destroyed multiple homes Saturday as the state’s largest wildfire intensified and numerous other blazes battered the U.S. West.

      The Dixie fire, which started July 14, had already leveled over a dozen houses and other structures when it tore through the tiny community of Indian Falls after dark.

      An updated damage estimate was not immediately available, though fire officials said the blaze has charred more than 181,000 acres (73,200 hectares) in Plumas and Butte counties and was 20% contained.

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      Such conditions are often from a combination of unusual random, short-term and natural weather patterns heightened by long-term, human-caused climate change. Global warming has made the West much warmer and drier in the past 30 years.

      Full story hereThis is the first time that I have noticed the Associated Press actually use the term “climate change” in one of these stories. 

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      salemcourt
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      How many acres in a hectare?

      • #437056
        Ohio Barbarian
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        I have a hard enough time visualizing an acre.

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      sadoldgirl
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      Not only that, but for the first time: human caused!

       

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