Daniel Swain in The New York Times — California Fires: Why This Year Is Different
Tuesday: The vast scale of wildfires rampaging across the state is an indication of what’s to come. What’s different this year, officials and experts said on Monday, isn’t just that we are also grappling with a pandemic. It’s the staggering scale of the many fires sprawling across California. “I actually don’t know of any vegetation type that is not on fire in California,” Mr. Swain said.