Why Are the California Wildfires Spreading So Fast? Oct 11, 2017

The month of October is usually a pretty tough month for California in terms of high fire danger and wildfires, but this year has left thousands of acres torched, several hundred homes destroyed and already claimed the lives of 21 individuals.

Meteorologist Nick Merianos also has a background in firefighting and he gives a little more insight on how and why these fires have spread so fast:

The month of October is usually a pretty tough month for California in terms of high fire danger but this year has left thousands of acres torched, several hundred homes destroyed and already claimed the lives of 21 individuals. Meteorologist Nick Merianos also has a background in firefighting. Nick gives a little more insight on how and why these fires have spread so fast.

Posted by WeatherNation on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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