Record-breaking California wildfires surpass 4 million acres

In a year that has already brought apocalyptic skies and smothering smoke to the West Coast, California set a grim new record Sunday when it scorched a record 4 million acres. So far, this year, more than 8,200 California wildfires have killed 31 people and scorched “well over 4 million acres in California” or 6,250 square miles. The blazes have destroyed more than 8,400 buildings.

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