California Wildfires Strike Back

Alonzo Randall, Student

By Alivia Randall

Just when we thought 2020 couldn’t get any crazier this happens. It is one of the worst drought seasons in California history yet.


The source of the fire was a gender reveal party. The idea was to ignite a smoke canister to reveal the gender of the Baby. Things quickly got out of hand, however. The temperature was 100 degrees that day and the canister exploded causing a small fire that grew completely out of control. The wind conditions have made it difficult for people to go outside their house.


Smoke has blown from Oregon to upstate New York and some parts of Canada. Around 4.6 million acres of land have burned. Some of the smoke drifted into Washington D.C, which caused smokey skies to appear on September 15.


Conditions are not supposed improve with wind speeds reaching up to and over 40 miles. CNN sources say they are getting, “ post-apocalyptic vibes”. It has been several days since they have seen the sun. Doctors are also worried smoke in the air could make the Covid-19 patients worse. On a  darker note, their are 16 people who are missing in the Salem, Oregon  wildfires which have already killed thirty five people.


Firefighters are also struggling to combat the fire as the lighting strikes scorching the road, which has now caused more fires, to break out in two more states, making it harder for more people to evacuate. More than 13,000 firefighters have been battling flames, some on 24-hour shifts. Unfortunately there are too many fires and not enough resources.


A much need cold front for Colorado brings snow rain and is expected to arrive Monday night with a cooling 6 to 12 inches of snow. However, firefighters are doing there best to continuing to fight these flames the best that they can.