California witnesses 7,860 wildfires, 3.4 mln acres burned this year
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Bangladesh, Sept. 17 -- More than 3.4 million acres (about 13,759 sq km) have burned as US California suffered 7,860 wildfires this year, said officials.
State Governor Gavin Newsom came up with the information on Wednesday, reports Xinhua.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) and the US Forest Service continue to battle the blaze, aided by crews from Montana, Utah, Texas and New Jersey.
The state has more than 17,000 firefighters and 2,200 engines on the fire lines, Newsom said.
The August Complex Fire in Mendocino County, the state's largest-ever, continued growing Wednesday. It has burned through 796,651 acres (about 3,224 sq km) with 30 percent containment.
The Creek Fire, held at 220,025 acres (ab...
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