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California releases 2020 wildfire statistics




The number of wildfires registered in California since the beginning of 2020 was announced by the state authorities, Xinhua reported on September 29.





In a statement, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) indicated that in 2020 the state recorded 8,155 wildfires, covering 15,633 square kilometers.

“There were significantly more fires in 2020 than in 2019 ... California has broken nearly every record it could break and continues to see an increase in wildfire activity,” Cal Fire said in a statement.

Recall that more than 18,700 California firefighters continue to fight 27 major wildfires.

The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) previously reported that more than 20 states have sent fire brigades to California to help local authorities fight wildfires.



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