California Blazes Are Part Of A Larger And Hotter Picture, Fire Researchers Say

Cal Fire firefighter Trevor Smith battles the Tubbs Fire near Calistoga, Calif.,  on Thursday. Wildfires in Northern California have killed dozens of people and thousands of homes and businesses.

The wildfires in California’s wine country are coming in the midst of a near-record fire season nationwide. Researchers say a warming climate is a factor.

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