Latest fire caused by a couple's plan to reveal their baby's gender when the device they used sparked a wildfire that burned thousands of acres and forced people to flee from a city east of Los Angeles.
Several thousand lightning strikes in recent days ignite fires, leaving thick smoke blanketing the region. Total area burned for all the fires in California this week ARE "close to one million acres (400,000 hectares)," according to an official.
Firefighters are for nearly a week battling three huge complexes of fires that destroyed hundreds of homes and forced tens of thousands to flee.
One of the largest group of fires, dubbed the LNU Lightning Complex, has scorched nearly 89,000 hectares, burned nearly 500 structures and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people.
US President Donald Trump’s campaign and closely allied groups pulled in $165 million during the typically sluggish political fundraising month of July, more than Democratic rival Joe Biden’s $140 million.
Joseph James DeAngelo, a former US policeman dubbed the "Golden State Killer," had confessed to 13 murders and 13 rape-related charges for crimes carried out between 1975 and 1986.
The rapidly expanding fires have consumed nearly 350,000 acres in the central and northern part of the state, including in the wine regions of Sonoma and Napa, which are still recovering from deadly, devastating fires in recent years.
Pilot killed, dozens of homes reduced to ash as US state reports hundreds of fires, including 23 major fires or groups of fires that officials blame on "extraordinary weather" and "lightning strikes."
The reading was registered on Sunday at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center in the Death Valley national park by an automated observation system.
He had pleaded guilty to 13 murders in June, as well as confessing to dozens of rapes, robberies and kidnappings during the 1970s and 1980s.
Forecasters warn of additional forest fires as temperatures are expected to rise to 44 Celsius with winds of 24-32 km/h.
Health fears, uncertainty, and, a second wave of coronavirus cases have meant few movie producers braving a return so far in Hollywood, with some heading elsewhere or even overseas.
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