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Eleven Major Wildfires Continue To Burn In California

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Wildfire in Santa Clarita in 2007

Almost 10,000 firefighters remain on the front lines of California’s wildfires. There are currently 11 major incidents according to Cal Fire. The two largest fires are the Dixie Fire, which is more than 90 percent contained, and the Fawn Fire, which is more than 50 percent contained.

Since the start of 2021, there have been more than 7,000 wildfires in California, which have burned more than 2.4 million acres.

It's less than last year. Through the same period in 2020, there were more than 8,000 fires, which burned over 3.6 million acres.

A Cal Fire spokesperson said as fall begins, it is vital to remember that some of the largest and most devastating wildfires occur during the autumn months.

Hamiintamc! I am Maara'yam (Serrano), Kumeyaay, and white. I was born and raised in my ancestral territory that is now known as San Bernardino in Southern California. I am a recent graduate of Scripps College where I majored in Sociology and took many classes in Media Studies. I was first introduced to public radio, podcasting, and journalism in my first year of college when I worked for WERS 88.9 FM in Boston, MA. After transferring to Scripps, I found other academic studies like social justice, political economy, Indigenous history and resistance, and Indigenous language revitalization. Post grad I have decided to return my way back to the public radio and journalism world and I am most excited to cover stories about California Indigenous people, language revitalization, and Indigenous politics. I am grateful to now be hosted on the unceded ancestral territory of the Ohlone people in Yelamu (San Francisco). In my free time, I enjoy collecting records, reading Indigenous novels and books, going on walks with my Siberian Husky, and drinking way too much coffee. Hakup a'ai ami' pahi'kow tan hiiv!