California homes are burning. Why are they still increasing in value in regions prone to fire?
Large fires are burning in 14 states, mostly in the Western U.S.
Three large fires and dozens of smaller ones are burning throughout the country. People continue to wait in lines to board rescue ferries evacuating people from the island of Evia.
The town of Lytton, British Columbia, caught fire and was completely evacuated Wednesday, just one day after setting a new all-time Canadian heat record with a high of 121 degrees Fahrenheit.
Firefighters have been battling hundreds of blazes sparked by thousands of lightning strikes. "It wouldn't matter if we had five times more firefighters," says the battalion chief for Sonoma County.
Officials have ordered evacuations for nearly 8,000 people in southern California, as the state continues to grapple with a rapidly growing number of COVID-19 cases.