A new record has been set by the heatwave over Labor Day weekend that fueled new wildfires across California.
As of Monday, wildfires have scorched over 2 million acres of land in the Golden State. Crews were conducting active rescue operations to save people surrounded by the flames.
“It’s a little unnerving because September and October are historically our worst months for fires,” Cal Fire spokeswoman Lynne Tolmachoff she said.
“It’s usually hot, and the fuels really dry out. And we see more of our wind events,” she added