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