Largest wildfire in California is only 20% contained and has been burning since September 6th

Firefighter Christian Mendoza manages a backfire, flames lit by firefighters to burn off vegetation, while battling the Mosquito Fire in Placer County, Calif., on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Luke 21:11 “There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Mosquito Fire erupts to become largest California fire of the year
  • The Mosquito Fire, which has burned over 64,000 acres across El Dorado and Placer counties in California, has become the largest fire in the state so far this year.
  • The fire first broke out on Sept. 6, at Mosquito Road and Oxbow Reservoir
  • As of Sept. 16, the fire was 20% contained and had burned 67,669 acres.
  • Over 3,500 active fire-fighting personnel were working on the fire
  • No deaths or injuries have been reported from the fire, but at least 70 structures have been destroyed.
  • California has had 6,357 fires so far this year, slightly above the year-to-date average of about 6,200.

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