A fire tornado has been created by a wildfire in Los Angeles County, with one observer calling it "the biggest one I've ever seen."
According to Cal Fire, the McKinney Fire has grown to 55,493 acres as of Tuesday and is currently 0 percent contained.
Evacuation orders remain in place as the McKinney Fire continues to burn out of control in Northern California.
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With California in the grip of a climate change-triggered drought, trees are so dry that they are entirely burning in the Oak wildfire.
The Oak Fire has become the largest wildfire of the year in California and continues to approach Yosemite National Park.
Firefighters continue battling the Oak Fire near Yosemite National Park on Monday.
The Oak Fire has been spreading rapidly and has been deemed the biggest fire in California since the start of 2022.
The blaze currently covers an area of over 3,500 acres, and is 22 percent contained by firefighters
"The Washburn Fire entered Yosemite's Mariposa Grove, one of our nation's most treasured giant sequoia groves," a conservationist said.
Temperatures have soared, with many states experiencing droughts so severe that scientists predict that wildfire season may soon last all year.
Lake Oroville, one of the largest reservoirs in California, is at 55 percent of its water capacity due to severe droughts.
Thousands of goats will eat through dry weeds in the area, that could go up in flames come the summer.
A brush fire broke out in Laguna Beach early this morning. Live updates for this blog have ended.
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The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission announced a state of emergency in four counties, telling water customers to reduce use by 10 percent or face a surcharge.
Southern California Edison said that 151,253 of their customers are currently under a power shutoff consideration.
Over 10,000 of the world's great sequoia trees have been destroyed over the past two years of wildfires in California, officials announced Friday.
Extreme wet weather in the wake of a "bomb cyclone" has forced a Californian city to declare a state of emergency.
Despite drought warnings, the Mammoth Ski Resort is able to open next weekend, two weeks earlier than its usual opening.
A total of just 11.87 inches of rain and snow fell across California in the 2021 water year—less than half of the state's average precipitation.
The California Governor has been floated as a potential formidable presidential candidate in the 2024 race but could face an uphill battle if Trump runs.
The expanding fire erupted on Monday near the Alisal Reservoir in Southern California, and 1,300 firefighters are currently battling the blaze.
Under the current system, one leader said that states have no incentive to release guard troops promptly.
The new Alisal Fire broke out on Monday afternoon, and wind-driven flames tore through two mobile home parks, causing extensive damage.
An official said that the KNP Complex Fire has burned into 15 of the Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks' giant sequoia groves.
After burning for more than a week, officials predict that the blaze, which they suspected started because of an act of arson, will no longer spread.
Shasta County District Attorney Stephanie Bridgett announced 31 charges, including 11 felonies, against the company.
This year, wildfires in California have burned 3,671 square miles and destroyed more than 3,200 homes.