Just days into summer, California is already feeling the burn and bracing for a long, hot wildfire season ahead.

The Erskine fire in Kern County, northeast of Bakersfield has already scorched more than 45,000 acres, or 70 square miles, the largest blaze so far this year

Source:: The Lowdown

Interactive California Wildfire Maps 8 March,2017Matthew Green

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Matthew Green is a digital media producer for KQED News. He previously produced The Lowdown, KQED’s multimedia news education blog. Matthew's written for numerous Bay Area publications, including the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. He also taught journalism classes at Fremont High School in East Oakland.

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