LOS ANGELES (Worthy News)– California's three-year drought just got worse as the entire state is in "severe drought", 82 percent of the state is rated in "extreme drought", and 58 percent of the state is now in "exceptional drought". Firefighters continued to battle wildfires that destroyed at least 8 homes and prompted an evacuation of a hospital.
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Wildfires destroy homes, force hospital evacuation – USA Today
A pair of wildfires burning without restraint about 8 miles apart in northeast California became the focus of state and federal firefighters Sunday as authorities reported that one of the blazes had destroyed eight homes and prompted the precautionary evacuation of a small long-term care hospital.
The two fires, among 14 burning in the state, started within a day of each other in Lassen National Forest and had expanded into private property and scorched 90 square miles as of Sunday morning, up from 39 square miles a day earlier.
California's Exceptional Drought Just Keeps Getting Worse – Bloomberg
California’s three-year drought just went from bad to dreadful. In the course of the last week, the crimson expanse of “exceptional drought” grew to engulf the northern part of the state.