(CNN)Firefighters are making tremendous progress combating the huge wildfire complexes afflicting California — but the real battle is against climate change, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday.

The average temperatures in the Golden State have increased by three degrees since 1980, illustrated most recently with the hottest August in recorded state history, according to Newsom.”The fundamental facts cannot be denied,” Newsom said. “The trendlines are not going in the right direction.” The governor’s comments come just two days after President Donald Trump refused to acknowledge the effects the climate crisis is having on the state’s forest fires during a visit to California, where he joined Newsom on a tour of a wildfire-ravaged area.Newsom said Wednesday that he “directly confronted the president” on climate change — though a video of the press briefing from earlier this week shows a more gentle exchange between leaders. Read More”I think there’s a way of approaching people and good people can disagree,” Newsom said. “And I maintain we are making progress and to the extent we are being heard, I believe we are.”However, he said that he does not expect Trump to “radically change course.” “I will continue to be stubborn as I imagine he will be as well, it’s not a belief system, it’s data,” he said. “Science. You have to acknowledge facts.”A firefighter works at the scene of the Bobcat Fire, which was burning on hillsides in Monrovia, California, on Tuesday, September 15.A firefighter works at the scene of the Bobcat Fire, which was burning on hillsides in Monrovia, California, on Tuesday, September 15. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA firefighter works at the scene of the Bobcat Fire, which was burning on hillsides in Monrovia, California, on Tuesday, September 15.Hide Caption 1 of 84President Donald Trump listens as California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks about the wirefires during a briefing on Monday, September 14.President Donald Trump listens as California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks about the wirefires during a briefing on Monday, September 14. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestPresident Donald Trump listens as California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks about the wirefires during a briefing on Monday, September 14.Hide Caption 2 of 84Firefighters set a back burn to protect homes in Arcadia, California, on Sunday, September 13.Firefighters set a back burn to protect homes in Arcadia, California, on Sunday, September 13. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestFirefighters set a back burn to protect homes in Arcadia, California, on Sunday, September 13.Hide Caption 3 of 84George Coble walks through his destroyed property in Mill City, Oregon, on Saturday, September 12.George Coble walks through his destroyed property in Mill City, Oregon, on Saturday, September 12. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestGeorge Coble walks through his destroyed property in Mill City, Oregon, on Saturday, September 12.Hide Caption 4 of 84The Bobcat Fire burns in Angeles National Forest, north of Monrovia, California, on Friday, September 11.The Bobcat Fire burns in Angeles National Forest, north of Monrovia, California, on Friday, September 11. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestThe Bobcat Fire burns in Angeles National Forest, north of Monrovia, California, on Friday, September 11.Hide Caption 5 of 84Crystal Sparks kisses her 4-year-old twins, Chance and Ryder Sutton, as they escape the Obenchain Fire in Butte Falls, Oregon, on September 11.Crystal Sparks kisses her 4-year-old twins, Chance and Ryder Sutton, as they escape the Obenchain Fire in Butte Falls, Oregon, on September 11. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestCrystal Sparks kisses her 4-year-old twins, Chance and Ryder Sutton, as they escape the Obenchain Fire in Butte Falls, Oregon, on September 11.Hide Caption 6 of 84North Valley Disaster Group member Kari Zeitler and Butte County Animal Control officer Linda Newman bridle up two donkeys wandering along a roadside in Berry Creek, California, on September 11. The donkeys were displaced by the Bear Fire.North Valley Disaster Group member Kari Zeitler and Butte County Animal Control officer Linda Newman bridle up two donkeys wandering along a roadside in Berry Creek, California, on September 11. The donkeys were displaced by the Bear Fire. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestNorth Valley Disaster Group member Kari Zeitler and Butte County Animal Control officer Linda Newman bridle up two donkeys wandering along a roadside in Berry Creek, California, on September 11. The donkeys were displaced by the Bear Fire.Hide Caption 7 of 84A firefighter shoots an incendiary device during a back burn to help control the Dolan Fire in Big Sur, California, on September 11. A firefighter shoots an incendiary device during a back burn to help control the Dolan Fire in Big Sur, California, on September 11. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA firefighter shoots an incendiary device during a back burn to help control the Dolan Fire in Big Sur, California, on September 11. Hide Caption 8 of 84Dora Negrete is consoled by her son Hector Rocha after seeing their destroyed mobile home in Talent, Oregon, on Thursday, September 10.Dora Negrete is consoled by her son Hector Rocha after seeing their destroyed mobile home in Talent, Oregon, on Thursday, September 10. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestDora Negrete is consoled by her son Hector Rocha after seeing their destroyed mobile home in Talent, Oregon, on Thursday, September 10.Hide Caption 9 of 84This aerial photo shows a destroyed mobile-home park in Phoenix, Oregon, on September 10.This aerial photo shows a destroyed mobile-home park in Phoenix, Oregon, on September 10. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestThis aerial photo shows a destroyed mobile-home park in Phoenix, Oregon, on September 10.Hide Caption 10 of 84A street is shrouded by smoke from wildfires in West Linn, Oregon, on September 10.A street is shrouded by smoke from wildfires in West Linn, Oregon, on September 10. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA street is shrouded by smoke from wildfires in West Linn, Oregon, on September 10.Hide Caption 11 of 84A tanker jet drops fire retardant to slow the Bobcat Fire in the Angeles National Forest north of Monrovia, California, on September 10.A tanker jet drops fire retardant to slow the Bobcat Fire in the Angeles National Forest north of Monrovia, California, on September 10. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA tanker jet drops fire retardant to slow the Bobcat Fire in the Angeles National Forest north of Monrovia, California, on September 10.Hide Caption 12 of 84Looking up San Francisco's Columbus Avenue, the Transamerica Pyramid and Salesforce Tower are covered with smoke from nearby wildfires on September 9. This photo was taken in the late morning.Looking up San Francisco's Columbus Avenue, the Transamerica Pyramid and Salesforce Tower are covered with smoke from nearby wildfires on September 9. This photo was taken in the late morning. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestLooking up San Francisco’s Columbus Avenue, the Transamerica Pyramid and Salesforce Tower are covered with smoke from nearby wildfires on September 9. This photo was taken in the late morning.Hide Caption 13 of 84Visitors of San Francisco's Dolores Park are seen under an orange sky <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/09/weather/california-orange-skies-wildfires-photos-trnd/index.html" target="_blank">darkened by smoke</a> on September 9.Visitors of San Francisco's Dolores Park are seen under an orange sky <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/09/weather/california-orange-skies-wildfires-photos-trnd/index.html" target="_blank">darkened by smoke</a> on September 9. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestVisitors of San Francisco’s Dolores Park are seen under an orange sky darkened by smoke on September 9.Hide Caption 14 of 84Wildfire smoke hangs over the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on September 9. Wildfire smoke hangs over the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on September 9. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestWildfire smoke hangs over the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on September 9. Hide Caption 15 of 84Bejhan Razi, a senior building inspector in Mill Valley, California, checks out repairs on a lamp-post clock as the sky is illuminated by nearby wildfires.Bejhan Razi, a senior building inspector in Mill Valley, California, checks out repairs on a lamp-post clock as the sky is illuminated by nearby wildfires. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestBejhan Razi, a senior building inspector in Mill Valley, California, checks out repairs on a lamp-post clock as the sky is illuminated by nearby wildfires.Hide Caption 16 of 84People stand in Alamo Square Park as smoke hangs over San Francisco on September 9. People stand in Alamo Square Park as smoke hangs over San Francisco on September 9. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestPeople stand in Alamo Square Park as smoke hangs over San Francisco on September 9. Hide Caption 17 of 84People stop to take pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge as it is affected from smoke by nearby wildfires on September 9.People stop to take pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge as it is affected from smoke by nearby wildfires on September 9. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestPeople stop to take pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge as it is affected from smoke by nearby wildfires on September 9.Hide Caption 18 of 84Firefighters cut defensive lines and light backfires to protect structures in Butte County, California, on September 9.Firefighters cut defensive lines and light backfires to protect structures in Butte County, California, on September 9. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestFirefighters cut defensive lines and light backfires to protect structures in Butte County, California, on September 9.Hide Caption 19 of 84Flames shoot from a home in Butte County.Flames shoot from a home in Butte County. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestFlames shoot from a home in Butte County.Hide Caption 20 of 84A Pacific Gas and Electric worker looks up at the advancing Creek Fire near Alder Springs, California, on September 8.A Pacific Gas and Electric worker looks up at the advancing Creek Fire near Alder Springs, California, on September 8. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA Pacific Gas and Electric worker looks up at the advancing Creek Fire near Alder Springs, California, on September 8.Hide Caption 21 of 84Lisa Theis unloads the last of her 44 alpacas after she evacuated her ranch in North Fork, California.Lisa Theis unloads the last of her 44 alpacas after she evacuated her ranch in North Fork, California. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestLisa Theis unloads the last of her 44 alpacas after she evacuated her ranch in North Fork, California.Hide Caption 22 of 84Flames burn at a home leveled by the Creek Fire in Fresno County, California.Flames burn at a home leveled by the Creek Fire in Fresno County, California. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestFlames burn at a home leveled by the Creek Fire in Fresno County, California.Hide Caption 23 of 84A slide is melted at a school playground in Fresno County.A slide is melted at a school playground in Fresno County. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA slide is melted at a school playground in Fresno County.Hide Caption 24 of 84Rubble is seen on September 7 after a wildfire left the small town of Malden, Washington, in ruins. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/08/us/malden-washington-fire-town-destroyed/index.html" target="_blank">The fire destroyed about 80% of the homes and buildings in Malden,</a> which is about 35 miles south of Spokane.Rubble is seen on September 7 after a wildfire left the small town of Malden, Washington, in ruins. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/08/us/malden-washington-fire-town-destroyed/index.html" target="_blank">The fire destroyed about 80% of the homes and buildings in Malden,</a> which is about 35 miles south of Spokane. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestRubble is seen on September 7 after a wildfire left the small town of Malden, Washington, in ruins. The fire destroyed about 80% of the homes and buildings in Malden, which is about 35 miles south of Spokane.Hide Caption 25 of 84Firefighter Nick Grinstead battles the Creek Fire in Shaver Lake, California, on September 7.Firefighter Nick Grinstead battles the Creek Fire in Shaver Lake, California, on September 7. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestFirefighter Nick Grinstead battles the Creek Fire in Shaver Lake, California, on September 7.Hide Caption 26 of 84A firefighter in Jamul, California, battles the Valley Fire on September 6.A firefighter in Jamul, California, battles the Valley Fire on September 6. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA firefighter in Jamul, California, battles the Valley Fire on September 6.Hide Caption 27 of 84A fire encroaches Japatul Road in Jamul on September 6.A fire encroaches Japatul Road in Jamul on September 6. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA fire encroaches Japatul Road in Jamul on September 6.Hide Caption 28 of 84Little League baseball players warm up for a game near Dehesa, California, as the Valley Fire burns on September 6.Little League baseball players warm up for a game near Dehesa, California, as the Valley Fire burns on September 6. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestLittle League baseball players warm up for a game near Dehesa, California, as the Valley Fire burns on September 6.Hide Caption 29 of 84A firefighter watches the advancing Creek Fire in Shaver Lake.A firefighter watches the advancing Creek Fire in Shaver Lake. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA firefighter watches the advancing Creek Fire in Shaver Lake.Hide Caption 30 of 84A business owner in Shaver Lake walks next to kayaks he rents as smoke from the Creek Fire fills the sky on September 6.A business owner in Shaver Lake walks next to kayaks he rents as smoke from the Creek Fire fills the sky on September 6. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA business owner in Shaver Lake walks next to kayaks he rents as smoke from the Creek Fire fills the sky on September 6.Hide Caption 31 of 84Family members comfort each other as the El Dorado Fire moves closer to their home in Yucaipa, California, on September 6.Family members comfort each other as the El Dorado Fire moves closer to their home in Yucaipa, California, on September 6. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestFamily members comfort each other as the El Dorado Fire moves closer to their home in Yucaipa, California, on September 6.Hide Caption 32 of 84A firefighter sets a controlled burn with a drip torch while fighting the Creek Fire in Shaver Lake.A firefighter sets a controlled burn with a drip torch while fighting the Creek Fire in Shaver Lake. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA firefighter sets a controlled burn with a drip torch while fighting the Creek Fire in Shaver Lake.Hide Caption 33 of 84Dozens of evacuees are airlifted to safety on a California National Guard helicopter on September 5. The Creek Fire had left them stranded in a popular camping area in the Sierra National Forest.Dozens of evacuees are airlifted to safety on a California National Guard helicopter on September 5. The Creek Fire had left them stranded in a popular camping area in the Sierra National Forest. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestDozens of evacuees are airlifted to safety on a California National Guard helicopter on September 5. The Creek Fire had left them stranded in a popular camping area in the Sierra National Forest.Hide Caption 34 of 84Firefighters walk in a line in Yucaipa on September 5.Firefighters walk in a line in Yucaipa on September 5. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestFirefighters walk in a line in Yucaipa on September 5.Hide Caption 35 of 84Haze and smoke blanket the sky near Naches, Washington, as the Evans Canyon Fire burns on September 3.Haze and smoke blanket the sky near Naches, Washington, as the Evans Canyon Fire burns on September 3. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestHaze and smoke blanket the sky near Naches, Washington, as the Evans Canyon Fire burns on September 3.Hide Caption 36 of 84California Gov. Gavin Newsom, right, listens as Santa Cruz State Park Superintendent Chris Spohrer talks about the fire damage to the Big Basin Redwoods State Park.California Gov. Gavin Newsom, right, listens as Santa Cruz State Park Superintendent Chris Spohrer talks about the fire damage to the Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom, right, listens as Santa Cruz State Park Superintendent Chris Spohrer talks about the fire damage to the Big Basin Redwoods State Park.Hide Caption 37 of 84Randy Hunt packs up his belongings, including his daughter Natasha's first Pooh bear, left, in case he and his wife Sheli had to evacuate the home they rent in Middletown, California, on August 26.Randy Hunt packs up his belongings, including his daughter Natasha's first Pooh bear, left, in case he and his wife Sheli had to evacuate the home they rent in Middletown, California, on August 26. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestRandy Hunt packs up his belongings, including his daughter Natasha’s first Pooh bear, left, in case he and his wife Sheli had to evacuate the home they rent in Middletown, California, on August 26.Hide Caption 38 of 84Firefighter Juan Chavarin pulls down a burning tree trunk in Guerneville, California, on August 25.Firefighter Juan Chavarin pulls down a burning tree trunk in Guerneville, California, on August 25. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestFirefighter Juan Chavarin pulls down a burning tree trunk in Guerneville, California, on August 25.Hide Caption 39 of 84A sign reading "Vaca Strong" adorns a charred hillside in Vacaville, California, on August 24.A sign reading "Vaca Strong" adorns a charred hillside in Vacaville, California, on August 24. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA sign reading “Vaca Strong” adorns a charred hillside in Vacaville, California, on August 24.Hide Caption 40 of 84Austin Giannuzzi cries while embracing relatives at the burned remains of their Vacaville home on August 23.Austin Giannuzzi cries while embracing relatives at the burned remains of their Vacaville home on August 23. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestAustin Giannuzzi cries while embracing relatives at the burned remains of their Vacaville home on August 23.Hide Caption 41 of 84A firefighter looks out from a helicopter while battling the LNU Lightning Complex fires in Lake County, California.A firefighter looks out from a helicopter while battling the LNU Lightning Complex fires in Lake County, California. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA firefighter looks out from a helicopter while battling the LNU Lightning Complex fires in Lake County, California.Hide Caption 42 of 84Flames from the LNU Lightning Complex fires leap above Butts Canyon Road in Lake County on August 23.Flames from the LNU Lightning Complex fires leap above Butts Canyon Road in Lake County on August 23. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestFlames from the LNU Lightning Complex fires leap above Butts Canyon Road in Lake County on August 23.Hide Caption 43 of 84Karol Markowski of the South Pasadena Fire Department hoses down hot spots while battling the CZU Lightning Complex fires in Boulder Creek, California, on August 22.Karol Markowski of the South Pasadena Fire Department hoses down hot spots while battling the CZU Lightning Complex fires in Boulder Creek, California, on August 22. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestKarol Markowski of the South Pasadena Fire Department hoses down hot spots while battling the CZU Lightning Complex fires in Boulder Creek, California, on August 22.Hide Caption 44 of 84A burned-out vehicle is left in front of a destroyed residence as smoke fills the sky in Boulder Creek on August 22.A burned-out vehicle is left in front of a destroyed residence as smoke fills the sky in Boulder Creek on August 22. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA burned-out vehicle is left in front of a destroyed residence as smoke fills the sky in Boulder Creek on August 22.Hide Caption 45 of 84Smoke hangs low in the air at the Big Basin Redwoods State Park as some redwoods burn in Boulder Creek on August 22.Smoke hangs low in the air at the Big Basin Redwoods State Park as some redwoods burn in Boulder Creek on August 22. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestSmoke hangs low in the air at the Big Basin Redwoods State Park as some redwoods burn in Boulder Creek on August 22.Hide Caption 46 of 84A firefighter watches the LNU Lightning Complex fires spread through the Berryessa Estates neighborhood in Napa County on August 21.A firefighter watches the LNU Lightning Complex fires spread through the Berryessa Estates neighborhood in Napa County on August 21. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA firefighter watches the LNU Lightning Complex fires spread through the Berryessa Estates neighborhood in Napa County on August 21.Hide Caption 47 of 84Veterinary technician Brianna Jeter comforts a llama injured by a fire in Vacaville on August 21. At right, animal control officer Dae Kim prepares to euthanize the llama.Veterinary technician Brianna Jeter comforts a llama injured by a fire in Vacaville on August 21. At right, animal control officer Dae Kim prepares to euthanize the llama. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestVeterinary technician Brianna Jeter comforts a llama injured by a fire in Vacaville on August 21. At right, animal control officer Dae Kim prepares to euthanize the llama.Hide Caption 48 of 84Smoke from nearby wildfires hangs over San Francisco on August 21.Smoke from nearby wildfires hangs over San Francisco on August 21. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestSmoke from nearby wildfires hangs over San Francisco on August 21.Hide Caption 49 of 84A firefighter monitors the advance of a fire in Boulder Creek on August 21.A firefighter monitors the advance of a fire in Boulder Creek on August 21. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA firefighter monitors the advance of a fire in Boulder Creek on August 21.Hide Caption 50 of 84Members of the US Forest Service discuss their next moves to battle the Grizzly Creek Fire near Dotsero, Colorado, on August 21.Members of the US Forest Service discuss their next moves to battle the Grizzly Creek Fire near Dotsero, Colorado, on August 21. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestMembers of the US Forest Service discuss their next moves to battle the Grizzly Creek Fire near Dotsero, Colorado, on August 21.Hide Caption 51 of 84People pack brown-bag lunches at an evacuation center in Santa Cruz, California, on August 21.People pack brown-bag lunches at an evacuation center in Santa Cruz, California, on August 21. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestPeople pack brown-bag lunches at an evacuation center in Santa Cruz, California, on August 21.Hide Caption 52 of 84A smoke plume from the LNU Lightning Complex fires billows over Healdsburg, California, on August 20.A smoke plume from the LNU Lightning Complex fires billows over Healdsburg, California, on August 20. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA smoke plume from the LNU Lightning Complex fires billows over Healdsburg, California, on August 20.Hide Caption 53 of 84A firefighter battles flames in Santa Cruz County, California, on August 20.A firefighter battles flames in Santa Cruz County, California, on August 20. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA firefighter battles flames in Santa Cruz County, California, on August 20.Hide Caption 54 of 84Only scorched homes and vehicles remain in the Spanish Flat Mobile Villa in Napa County, California, on August 20.Only scorched homes and vehicles remain in the Spanish Flat Mobile Villa in Napa County, California, on August 20. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestOnly scorched homes and vehicles remain in the Spanish Flat Mobile Villa in Napa County, California, on August 20.Hide Caption 55 of 84Peter Koleckar reacts after seeing multiple homes burned in his neighborhood in Bonny Doon, California, on August 20.Peter Koleckar reacts after seeing multiple homes burned in his neighborhood in Bonny Doon, California, on August 20. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestPeter Koleckar reacts after seeing multiple homes burned in his neighborhood in Bonny Doon, California, on August 20.Hide Caption 56 of 84A forest burns in Bonny Doon on August 20.A forest burns in Bonny Doon on August 20. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA forest burns in Bonny Doon on August 20.Hide Caption 57 of 84A man looks at a tree blocking his way after a fire ravaged Vacaville, California, on August 20.A man looks at a tree blocking his way after a fire ravaged Vacaville, California, on August 20. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA man looks at a tree blocking his way after a fire ravaged Vacaville, California, on August 20.Hide Caption 58 of 84A melted plastic fence lies on the charred ground after fire swept through Vacaville on August 20.A melted plastic fence lies on the charred ground after fire swept through Vacaville on August 20. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA melted plastic fence lies on the charred ground after fire swept through Vacaville on August 20.Hide Caption 59 of 84Sarah Hawkins searches through rubble after her Vacaville home was destroyed on August 20.Sarah Hawkins searches through rubble after her Vacaville home was destroyed on August 20. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestSarah Hawkins searches through rubble after her Vacaville home was destroyed on August 20.Hide Caption 60 of 84Fire crews maintain a backburn to control the River Fire near the Las Palmas neighborhood in Salinas, California, on August 19.Fire crews maintain a backburn to control the River Fire near the Las Palmas neighborhood in Salinas, California, on August 19. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestFire crews maintain a backburn to control the River Fire near the Las Palmas neighborhood in Salinas, California, on August 19.Hide Caption 61 of 84Gina Santos cries in her car after evacuating Vacaville on August 19.Gina Santos cries in her car after evacuating Vacaville on August 19. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestGina Santos cries in her car after evacuating Vacaville on August 19.Hide Caption 62 of 84People herd cows down Pleasants Valley Road in Vacaville on August 19.People herd cows down Pleasants Valley Road in Vacaville on August 19. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestPeople herd cows down Pleasants Valley Road in Vacaville on August 19.Hide Caption 63 of 84Flames consume a home in Napa County, California, on August 19.Flames consume a home in Napa County, California, on August 19. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestFlames consume a home in Napa County, California, on August 19.Hide Caption 64 of 84Embers burn along a hillside above Lake Berryessa as the LNU Lightning Complex fires tear through Napa County on August 18. This image was taken with a long exposure.Embers burn along a hillside above Lake Berryessa as the LNU Lightning Complex fires tear through Napa County on August 18. This image was taken with a long exposure. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestEmbers burn along a hillside above Lake Berryessa as the LNU Lightning Complex fires tear through Napa County on August 18. This image was taken with a long exposure.Hide Caption 65 of 84A resident runs into a home to save a dog while flames from the Hennessy Fire close in near Lake Berryessa on August 18.A resident runs into a home to save a dog while flames from the Hennessy Fire close in near Lake Berryessa on August 18. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA resident runs into a home to save a dog while flames from the Hennessy Fire close in near Lake Berryessa on August 18.Hide Caption 66 of 84A home burns as the LNU Lightning Complex fires tear through the Spanish Flat community in Napa County on August 18.A home burns as the LNU Lightning Complex fires tear through the Spanish Flat community in Napa County on August 18. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA home burns as the LNU Lightning Complex fires tear through the Spanish Flat community in Napa County on August 18.Hide Caption 67 of 84An air tanker drops retardant on fires in the Spanish Flat community of Napa County on August 18.An air tanker drops retardant on fires in the Spanish Flat community of Napa County on August 18. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestAn air tanker drops retardant on fires in the Spanish Flat community of Napa County on August 18.Hide Caption 68 of 84Flames from the Hennessy Fire consume a cabin at the Nichelini Family Winery in Napa County on August 18.Flames from the Hennessy Fire consume a cabin at the Nichelini Family Winery in Napa County on August 18. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestFlames from the Hennessy Fire consume a cabin at the Nichelini Family Winery in Napa County on August 18.Hide Caption 69 of 84Tony Leonardini works on a spot fire as thunderstorm winds fan the Hennessy Fire in Napa County on August 17.Tony Leonardini works on a spot fire as thunderstorm winds fan the Hennessy Fire in Napa County on August 17. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestTony Leonardini works on a spot fire as thunderstorm winds fan the Hennessy Fire in Napa County on August 17.Hide Caption 70 of 84Smoke from the Grizzly Creek Fire is thick in Glenwood Canyon, near Glenwood Springs, Colorado, on August 16.Smoke from the Grizzly Creek Fire is thick in Glenwood Canyon, near Glenwood Springs, Colorado, on August 16. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestSmoke from the Grizzly Creek Fire is thick in Glenwood Canyon, near Glenwood Springs, Colorado, on August 16.Hide Caption 71 of 84Kathy Mathison looks at the still-smoldering wildfire on August 16 that, just a day before, came within several feet of her home in Bend, Oregon.Kathy Mathison looks at the still-smoldering wildfire on August 16 that, just a day before, came within several feet of her home in Bend, Oregon. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestKathy Mathison looks at the still-smoldering wildfire on August 16 that, just a day before, came within several feet of her home in Bend, Oregon.Hide Caption 72 of 84Firefighters look at smoke and flames rising from the Ranch2 Fire in the San Gabriel Mountains, east of Los Angeles, on August 14.Firefighters look at smoke and flames rising from the Ranch2 Fire in the San Gabriel Mountains, east of Los Angeles, on August 14. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestFirefighters look at smoke and flames rising from the Ranch2 Fire in the San Gabriel Mountains, east of Los Angeles, on August 14.Hide Caption 73 of 84A helicopter makes a water drop over the Ranch2 Fire in Azusa, California, on August 13.A helicopter makes a water drop over the Ranch2 Fire in Azusa, California, on August 13. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA helicopter makes a water drop over the Ranch2 Fire in Azusa, California, on August 13.Hide Caption 74 of 84A car is charred by the Lake Fire near Lake Hughes, 60 miles north of Los Angeles, on August 13.A car is charred by the Lake Fire near Lake Hughes, 60 miles north of Los Angeles, on August 13. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA car is charred by the Lake Fire near Lake Hughes, 60 miles north of Los Angeles, on August 13.Hide Caption 75 of 84A couple watches the Ranch2 Fire from a distance on August 13.A couple watches the Ranch2 Fire from a distance on August 13. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA couple watches the Ranch2 Fire from a distance on August 13.Hide Caption 76 of 84A firefighter crew works in Lake Hughes on August 13.A firefighter crew works in Lake Hughes on August 13. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA firefighter crew works in Lake Hughes on August 13.Hide Caption 77 of 84The Lake Fire burns a home in Angeles National Forest on August 13.The Lake Fire burns a home in Angeles National Forest on August 13. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestThe Lake Fire burns a home in Angeles National Forest on August 13.Hide Caption 78 of 84Flames and smoke from the Lake Fire rise on Wednesday, August 12.Flames and smoke from the Lake Fire rise on Wednesday, August 12. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestFlames and smoke from the Lake Fire rise on Wednesday, August 12.Hide Caption 79 of 84A firefighter works against the Lake Fire on August 12.A firefighter works against the Lake Fire on August 12. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA firefighter works against the Lake Fire on August 12.Hide Caption 80 of 84Firefighters make an escape plan as the Lake Fire burns a hillside on August 12.Firefighters make an escape plan as the Lake Fire burns a hillside on August 12. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestFirefighters make an escape plan as the Lake Fire burns a hillside on August 12.Hide Caption 81 of 84A tanker makes a drop on the Lake Fire on August 12.A tanker makes a drop on the Lake Fire on August 12. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA tanker makes a drop on the Lake Fire on August 12.Hide Caption 82 of 84A plume of smoke rises from the Lake Fire on August 12.A plume of smoke rises from the Lake Fire on August 12. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA plume of smoke rises from the Lake Fire on August 12.Hide Caption 83 of 84Fire crews battle the Grizzly Creek Fire near Glenwood Springs, Colorado, on August 11.Fire crews battle the Grizzly Creek Fire near Glenwood Springs, Colorado, on August 11. 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Wildfires ran rampant specifically in areas that have impacted by recent drought, leaving 136 million dead, dry trees “that act as kindling,” Newsom said. Already, multiple blazes have destroyed more than 4.7 million acres across the West Coast, as dry grass and high winds have created tinderbox conditions. The fires have killed at least 34 people, and reduced thousands of homes to embers.American Farm Bureau Federation asks for additional resourcesThe American Farm Bureau Federation, which describes itself as “an independent, non-governmental, voluntary organization governed by and representing farm and ranch families,” and 13 state farm bureaus sent a letter to Congress asking for additional resources to prevent and recover from the catastrophic wildfires on the West Coast.”Backlogs in adequate management coupled with drier, hotter conditions, have resulted in unhealthy, overly dense forests,” the letter states. “When fires inevitably occur, these conditions result in larger, more catastrophic fires that are difficult to control, destructive to both urban and rural communities and pose great threats to both private property and human life.”The letter, addressed to Senate leadership, also advocates for the Emergency Wildfire and Public Safety Act, which is being considered in the Senate today. The Act would speed up forest management and post-fire reforestation, and have dangerous wood removed from forests.”Farm Bureau members hold public lands grazing permits, own property adjacent federally managed lands and engage in both public and private land forestry,” they wrote in the letter. “In addition to direct crop and livestock losses, agricultural commodities are also being impacted via smoke-taint and ash.”School starts for Oregon kids after wildfire delaysIn the Oregon capital of Salem, school started Wednesday after a few days of delays because of the fires, according to CNN affiliate KPTV.Students will be going to class online because of the coronavirus pandemic.Wildfires are ravaging the West coast.  Here's how you can help Wildfires are ravaging the West coast.  Here's how you can help Wildfires are ravaging the West coast. Here's how you can help “Our educators have done an incredible job in the midst of really tough changes in the system, new technology and are really showing up for our kids,” Salem-Keizer Public Schools Superintendent Christy Perry said. “And what we keep reminding them, what our kids need most, is just to see them, so that’s our week.”She added: “The wildfires have made everything a little rockier for us, too.”The school district has about 41,000 students. Perry told KPTV that students’ lives were mostly affected by the smoke. Some staff members were forced to evacuate, she said.”I told my advisory kids this a few times today, like it will all be fine,” teacher Macy Bowser said. “It’s all going to work its way out.”California wildfires kill 25 peopleMore than 17,000 firefighters are on the front lines in California battling more than two dozen large fires. At least 25 people have died and 3.3 million acres have burned since the beginning of the year.This year’s deadliest fire has been the North Complex, with at least 15 deaths, It has burned more than 273,000 acres and was 36% contained as of Wednesday. It is the fifth deadliest fire in state history.The Butte County Sheriff’s Office has identified 10 of 15 victims, who range in ages from 16 to 79. Smoke from Western wildfires has blown thousands of miles to New YorkSmoke from Western wildfires has blown thousands of miles to New YorkSmoke from Western wildfires has blown thousands of miles to New YorkThe August Complex Fire, the largest in state history, continues to burn in Northern California. It has consumed 817,952 acres and is 30% contained.”With no significant precipitation in sight, California remains dry and ripe for wildfires,” said Cal Fire. A warming trend returning over the weekend will increase the fire danger.But smoke conditions and visibility are improving in Northern California, according to the Bay Area office of the National Weather Service.”There’s still smoke in parts of northern and interior #California but parts of the #SanFrancisco area are FINALLY seeing blue skies – and it is not being taken for granted,” the office tweeted.

There's still smoke in parts of northern and interior #California but parts of the #SanFrancisco area are FINALLY seeing blue skies – and it is not being taken for granted. #thankfulHere's our own #blueSkyReport from down here in Monterey.Got a blue sky pic for us?#CAwx pic.twitter.com/A6O0R5MU3w

— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) September 16, 2020 The drifting smoke from the fires in California has prompted the weather service office in Reno, Nevada, to issue a dense smoke advisory through Thursday morning. The affected areas include Lake Tahoe, the agency said. Mobile morgue set up in OregonAt least eight people have died and 12 more are missing among the 26 fires in Oregon, according to officials.Red fire retardant covered the destroyed streets and homes of Talent, Oregon after wildfires tore through the town.Red fire retardant covered the destroyed streets and homes of Talent, Oregon after wildfires tore through the town.Red fire retardant covered the destroyed streets and homes of Talent, Oregon after wildfires tore through the town.The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release investigators identified two victims in the Beachie fire as 41-year-old Justin Cook and 71-year-old Cathy Cook, both from the city of Lyons. The Cooks were located near their property, the sheriff’s office said in the release.A mobile facility for the medical examiner has been established in Linn County as officials prepare for the possibility of more fatalities. Despite deadly conditions, some residents opted to stay behind to protect their homes from incoming flames.Darren Richardson ignored evacuation orders as the Beachie Creek Fire closed in on his neighborhood, CNN affiliate KATU reported.These are the Hotshots, firefighters on the frontlines of deadly California blazesThese are the Hotshots, firefighters on the frontlines of deadly California blazesThese are the Hotshots, firefighters on the frontlines of deadly California blazes“My house is still there, my whole block is there, because we went up there and fought it,” Richardson told KATU. “I’ve been there, I watched the town burn down, I was there for 14 hours trying to put it out with other people.”Richardson was able to save his home but most of the town was burned, the affiliate said. A federal disaster declaration has been approved for the state to help fund the state’s recovery and Oregon’s Congressional delegation is urging Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar to declare the wildfires in Oregon a public health emergency. “This decision will make more Federal aid available to the State and provide resources needed for our communities to rebuild,” Rep. Peter DeFazio (D) said in a tweet Tuesday. DeFazio wrote that he was told of the decision by White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.”Oregon is resilient, but to fight fires on this scale, we need all the help we can get,” tweeted Gov. Kate Brown. “Grateful we’ve been quickly granted a Presidential Disaster Declaration, helping provide support like damage assessment teams, search & rescue, debris management, shelter & medical assistance.”

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