The August Complex wildfire has topped 1M acres in California. That’s ‘proof’ of climate change, Gov. Gavin Newsom says.

California reached another alarming milestone Monday in its historic wildfire season: A single fire has burned 1 million acres. 

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The August Complex, which has spread into seven counties since sparking Aug. 17, is larger than the combined total of all of the state’s wildfires from 1932 to 1999, Gov. Gavin Newsom said. It has destroyed or damaged nearly 250 structures, according to Cal Fire.



an orange sunset in the background: The August Complex Fire burns near Lake Pillsbury in the Mendocino National Forest of California on Sept. 16, 2020.


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The August Complex Fire burns near Lake Pillsbury in the Mendocino National Forest of California on Sept. 16, 2020.

This comes a day after fire officials said this year’s wildfires have burned more than 4 million acres — more than double the previous record.

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