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By The Visual and Data Journalism Team BBC News Is your home at high risk of a wildfire? While wildfires are a natural part of California’s landscape, the fire season in California and across the West is starting earlier and ending later each year. Since the beginning of the year, wildfires have burned over 4 million acres in California. Experts said that the smoke can have an almost immediate effect on people’s health, causing asthma, heart attacks, kidney problems and even mental health issues to surge. Numerous studies have linked bigger wildfires in the US to climate breakdown from the burning of coal, oil and gas. This map contains four different types of data: Fire origins mark the fire fighter's best guess of where the fire started. More than 8,500 wildfires have burned more than 6,400 sq miles (16,000 sq km) in California since the start of the year, most since mid-August. The National Weather Service had issued heat advisories through Friday for temperatures in the 90s and even triple digits in many parts of the state. Several of the counties falling under the PG&E shutoffs already were hit by huge wildfires. Daily Wildfire Report; Search our Incident Database. In Oregon, health officials reported nearly one out of 10 people visiting the emergency room in early September had asthma-like conditions due to the smoke. PG&E’s power cuts were the third in less than two months. Red-flag warnings were up in much of the San Francisco Bay Area, where Diablo winds bringing hot, dry gusts up to 55mph (88.5km/h) were expected to pose a threat of sparking new blazes in a region that already has seen some of the worst wildfires in state history. Collins said she received a message alerting her that her home would lose power on Wednesday night and she dreaded having to throw away all her refrigerated food as in past outages. California wildfires map. ACTIVE; 2020; 2019; 2018; 2017; 2016; 2015; 2014; 2013; Disclaimer. OVER 650 wildfires have been raging across California – burning through 1.2 MILLION acres of land, while destroying homes and precious forestry.

© 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. The utility company Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) began shutting off power on Wednesday evening to about 50,000 customers – about 100,000 people – in portions of 24 counties, mainly in the Sierra Nevada foothills and the San Francisco Bay Area. In northern California’s Stanford health care system, hospitals saw a stunning increase in cerebrovascular conditions such as strokes.

Daily Wildfire Report; Search our Incident Database. Near record temperatures are possible for a few areas. This alphabetized list was updated around 12:30 p.m. on August 19. Another 20,000 people were expected to lose power later on Thursday.

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