Over the past couple of years, California has been battling wildfires. Wildfires are burning more and more trees and plants daily. Fires start because of droughts in California.
California wildfires are caused by droughts. Things like campfires and lightning could start a forest fire. These fires can have devastating effects. Mr. Foley, social studies teacher at West explained, “There have been dozens of deaths because of the wildfires, both firefighters, and residents have died.”
Mr. Foley also thinks it isn’t safe to live near the fires. He says, “People can try to predict where the fires spread, but sometimes the fires spread to places people weren’t expecting.”
Global warming has an effect on the fires. Global warming could cause droughts. It could also help the fires spread.
To see where the fires are located in California, check out this interactive map: https://www.latimes.com/wildfires-map/