It’s early yet, but California is already in the thick of another long, rough wildfire season.

Despite the much-needed bump in precipitation this winter, large swaths of the state’s forested land are still bone-dry tinderboxes after five years of extensive drought.

As of August 17, eight major wildfires over

Source:: The Lowdown

California Interactive Wildfire Map: Where Major Fires Are Burning Now 8 March,2017Matthew Green


Matthew Green

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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