by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 8/20/20, 04:42 pm
An unprecedented 11,000 lightning strikes in the state over three days likely are responsible for many of the blazes in Northern and Southern California and the Sierra Nevada mountains. The wildfires have killed at least five people, destroyed 175 buildings, and injured 33 people. Firefighters said supplies are scarce, and some have worked 72-hour shifts. “We’ve never seen this level of draw-down,” Marin County Fire Chief Jason Weber said about the state’s resources required to fight the fires.