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California wildfires have burned over 3.2 million acres this year. Experts say climate change plays a role.

A firefighter puts out a hot spot along Highway 38 northwest of Forrest Falls, Calif., as the El Dorado Fire continues to burn Thursday afternoon, Sept. 10, 2020. The fire started by a device at a gender reveal party on Saturday. (Will Lester/The Orange County Register/SCNG via AP)

Nicole Shih, Staff Writer

September 13, 2020

Wildfires have now burned over 3.2 million acres since the beginning of this year in California, according to a public statement from California's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Twenty people have died in the wildfires and over 4,700 structures have been damaged. This year is the most severe year fo...

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