California on fire

California on fire“California’s fire season now lasts all year long.” Such was the solemn observation of one firefighter, who noted that there has been little reprieve for those battling scores of wildfires across the state in 2017 alone. With the Thomas Fire in Ventura eclipsing 100,000 acres at press time, the blaze, which has destroyed hundreds of homes, displaced thousands and threatens countless more, is now the largest wildfire to hit California this year. China Lake firefighters are among those who have been deployed to the front lines as the call for assistance has been broadcast across the state. More details will be reported as they are made available.

Story First Published: 2017-12-08