There are at least a dozen wildfires raging in northern California, with the Valley Fire (west of Sacramento) and the Butte Fire (east of Fresno) two of the largest fires ever recorded in the State of California. The Butte Fire has already scorched 65,000 acres (that’s 100 square miles). Hundreds of homes and buildings in the town of Middletown CA (pop. 1,300) have burnt down, effectively destroying all of it. Some 24,000 California residents have evacuated their homes.
Check out the 2015 California Fire Map here.