News

Drought and extreme weather have fueled numerous wildfires in California, destroying property and forcing evacuations. More than 8,000 firefighters are battling the Rocky Fire in northern California that has already scorched over 60,000 acres.

By Leanne Burden Seidel

A firefighter sprays water while battling the Rocky Fire near Clearlake, Calif., August 2. The fire, one of dozens raging in drought parched Northern California, has destroyed dozens residences and scorched 60,000 acres.
(Noah Berger/EPA)