Rising temperatures. Deepening drought. Worsening wildfires. Such are sadly the new climate realities for the State of California in a record hot world.
Yesterday, amid 100 degree heat, blustery winds, and on the back of a devastating drought that is about to complete its fifth year, a dangerous wildfire sparked in the Canjon Pass in San Bernardino County. Originating near highway 15 at 10:30 AM Tuesday, the blaze fed on the heat, strong winds, and bone-dry brush. In just two hours, the fire had exploded to 1,500 acres in size. Fanning out, it began to threaten homes and buildings within this well-known section of Southern California.
(Tuesday feed tracking the early hours of the Blue Cut fire provided by CBS News on Youtube.)
By early afternoon, emergency officials were scrambling to get ahead of the fire. More than 750 firefighters were mobilized as neighborhood after neighborhood emptied…
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