California Fires

by Annie Bobert (she/her)

Deep into fire season, California fires have started up again. The “Mosquito Fire,” located near Foresthill, CA in the Sierra Nevadas, has burned over 78,000 acres of land in the length of about 27 days and was 90% contained as of Oct. 1.

The fire started on Sept. 6 and is the biggest fire of 2022 so far. The cause of this fire was predicted to have started from an electrical pole. 78 structures have been completely destroyed. There were no recorded deaths, but two firefighters were injured. Along with this, over 11,117 people have had to evacuate their homes for safety.