CHICO, Calif-- In the span of one week, more than 3,000 additional firefighters have been added to the front lines of the California Wildfire Season. Currently 13,200 firefighters, as of Sunday, August 22, are trying to contain 13 active large wildfires that have burned more than 1.5 million acres, according to Cal Fire.
Some of the largest active wildfires in the state include the Dixie, Monument, Antelope, McFarland, River Complex and Caldor Fires that combined, have burned more than one million acres and more than 75% of the total 1.5 million acres.
"I don't know, right now I just feel like giving up," said Chris Kingley, a man who lost his home to the Caldor Fire.
Several other wildfires are also beginning to take off such as the McCash Fire which as of last week began to grow dramatically, expanding from just a couple thousand acres on Monday to more than 18,000 acres by Sunday.
The Antelope Fire over the last week has also grown steadily. According to data collect from InciWeb, in the last week the fire has grown by more than 10,000 acres while containment has only increased by three percent.
Further south near Chico, the Dixie Fire is continuing to destroy almost everything in its path, consuming more than 1,200 buildings and burning more than 721,000 acres of land. Containment on the fire also reached 37% as of Sunday.
The Caldor Fire is a new fire which sparked on August 14th. In a little more than a week the fire has exploded to almost 100,000 acres, now stands at 98,149 acres, with 0% containment.