California Wildfires Spawn First ‘Gigafire’ in Modern History |

California’s extraordinary year of wildfires has spawned another new milestone – the first “gigafire”, a blaze spanning 1m acres, in modern history.On Monday, the August complex fire in northern California expanded beyond 1m acres, elevating it from a mere “megafire” to a new classification, “gigafire”, never used before in a contemporary setting in the state.

Source: California Wildfires Spawn First ‘Gigafire’ in Modern History | Portside

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