More than 20 large fires are currently burning, scorching forests and woodlands with obvious implications to local residents including wildlife.
Homes have been evacuated and 100s of people have fled. Fire Officers expect to have some fires contained by Monday.
Many of the fires were sparked by lightning strikes, electrical storms without the much needed rain.
With drought conditions a fairly long-standing modern state of affairs in California ousting the fires which flare up easily is a huge problem.
Little wonder that President Obama is to impose deeper cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.
Daniel Berland, spokesman for the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said "The conditions and fire behavior we're seeing at 10 in the morning is typically what we'd see in late afternoon in late August and September," said Nick Schuler, a division chief with Cal Fire. "But because of the dry conditions, because of the drought-stricken vegetation accompanied by the steep terrain and winds, we're seeing fire activity that's abnormal for this time of year."
The California State drought webpage offers some good news on the latest water management plans.
It seems Californians have jumped on board water conservation requests and asked to reduce water use - reduced water use by 27.3 percent, exceeding Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s 25 percent mandate in the first month.
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