In one year, California wildfires have consumed almost three times the state’s five-year average of land.
Since 2012, California has been suffering a major drought that has had a big impact its residents. Many have lost access to water and the area’s wildfire season has been more intense as a result.
A huge wildfire swept through Yosemite National Park in California last summer, raining ash on San Francisco’s water supply and shocking the nation.
Think the Midwest drought doesn’t affect you? Think again.