The newest fire, the Getty Fire, broke out near Los Angeles Monday morning
and quickly incinerated hundreds of acres of land and at least eight homes. Farther north, near San Francisco, the already-devastating Kincade Fire
is still spreading.
Here are some other must-know numbers and stats about the wildfires currently threatening California.
Late summer and fall are prime times for wildfires, when drought conditions, high temperatures and high winds can combine to form serious fire risks.
However, it seems like every year, these fires get more deadly and more destructive. It's not your imagination.
The World Meteorological Organization reports that, though instances of wildfires in the US have decreased over the years
, the size, intensity and burn area of the fires have increased. Here are some other numbers to put these historic fire seasons into context.