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California Wildfires Declared a Major Disaster as Hundreds of Thousands of People Are Told To Evacuate and Animals Are Killed

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12,000 lightning strikes have been registered in California over the past week, starting fires all over the state and causing President Trump to declare the situation a major disaster.

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⚠️GRAPHIC CONTENT & NEW FUNDRAISER LINK IN OUR BIO⚠️ Click the link in our bio for our new fundraiser where 100% of funds raised will support firefighters, locals and animals affected by the California wildfires that are currently raging out of control. Now 100,000+ people have been evacuated, millions of animals are at risk & 14,000+ firefighters are battling more than 600 blazes for the past week & 1.1 million acres of land have burnt, 3x more land burnt than in ALL of 2019! The LNU Lightning Complex is now the 2nd largest wildfire in California history, burning 341,243 acres & the SCU Lightning Complex is the state’s 3rd largest fire ever with 339,968 acres burnt. The forecast sadly predicts drier weather Sunday evening with erratic wind gusts, which is a firefighters worst nightmare as it could spur dangerous, sudden changes in fire direction so please join us in praying for all the brave #firstresponders and let’s all use our social media platforms for good by sharing this post with your followers and tagging people, influencers, celebrities and news media that need to see this as we MUST get more help for these fire victims! All donations great and small are most appreciated for our new fundraiser to help @calfire firefighters, the thousands of evacuated families & to help pay for the vet bills of the animals that are sadly being burnt but saved by great charities like @ucdavisvetmed @charliesacres @herdandflockanimalsanctuary so let’s work together to help them all NOW! #californiafires #wildfires #savetheanimals #prayforcalifornia #karmagawa

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Over the weekend, hundreds of thousands of residents were told to evacuate the San Francisco Bay Area which has groups of fires burning around it, including in Santa Cruz.

The LNU Lightning Complex fire has been burning for a week and is already the 2nd largest wildfire in California history, burning 341,243 acres. 

It’s also been the most destructive, accounting for five deaths and 845 destroyed homes and buildings. Firefighters continue to fight it but only have 17 percent of it contained.

The SCU Lightning Complex is the state’s 3rd largest fire ever and has scorched 339,968 acres.

In total, over 14,000 firefighters have been battling more than 600 blazes throughout the state of California that have scorched 1.2 million acres of land.

That’s 3 times more than the total of land burnt in California for ALL of 2019!

Sadly, the forecast predicts more dry weather and erratic wind gusts … a formula for larger wildfires and a nightmare for firefighters because it could lead to dangerous and erratic fire behavior.  

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At Karmagawa, we want to use our blog and social media platforms to get the word out.

These wildfires are not only burning up beautiful land … they are forcing thousands of families to leave their homes and putting animals in danger.

Please pray for everyone that is affected … especially the firefighters that are putting their lives on the line to fight these fires.

We’re starting a new fundraiser so the Karmagawa community can help out.

Not only will your donations help firefighters and families … They will also help pay for the vet bills of the animals that were injured but saved by great charities like UC Davis Veterinary Medicine.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for more stories and updates. 

Oh, and make sure to share our information with your family and loved ones so that they can be part of the Karmagawa community.

Once again … please think about giving for this important cause. The people and animals of California need your help and no amount is too small. Link is here.

What do you think about the growing wildfires in California? Leave a comment below.

(Cover image: Christian Roberts-Olsen/Shutterstock)

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