California suffered the worst wildfire devastation in the country last year, according to a new federal report.
The annual Wildland Fire Summary report released this week by the National Interagency Coordination Center said 1.8 million acres burned in 2018 in the Golden State - more than in any other state.
"That’s the worst in recorded history" for California, said California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) spokesman Scott McLean.
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The next most geographically destructive year in California was 2008 when nearly 1.6 million acres burned, he said.
Neighboring Nevada, meanwhile, saw 1 million acres burn in 2018, putting it in second place among states for acreage destroyed, according to the federal report.