California 2020 wildfires, as seen from space

Low Angle View Of Silhouette Airplane Flying Against Sky During Wildfire
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A bout of wildfires has been spreading across the state of California since mid-August.

The fires were started by lightning.

The August Lightning Siege of 2020 ignited hundreds of wildfires, officials say.

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