“A helicopter collected water to spray on an uncontained fire at Big Bear Lake in #California, which @canepari_til_i_die photographed in June. After years of drought, #wildfires are raging in California. Between Jan. 1 and July 11, fire officials responded to more than 3,381 wildfires in the state. Meanwhile, officials identified 12.5 million dead trees in a million acres of the state’s land. The work of fighting fire has become more intense, as fires flush with fuel burn hotter. A lack of humidity only adds to the risk. For those who know fire, fuel is now all they see in California. “Southern California has a 12-month fire season now,” said Scott L. Stephens, a professor of fire science at @ucberkeley. “You can have a fire there at any time.”” By nytimes on Instagram.
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