‘They’re in a really good place’: What to know about the wildfires that ravaged California and beyond

After a week of blazes and evacuations, many Californians have finally returned home and are enjoying some sweet snacks.

The fires are being treated as an emergency and have left more than 6,000 people homeless, said Lt.


Gavin Newsom, who announced the first state-wide state-sanctioned food distribution Monday.

The California State Troopers Office estimates more than 1,300 fires burned across the state in the past week, killing at least 11 people and damaging more than 2,000 homes.

More than a third of the fires have been contained, and authorities say they expect the rest to be contained within the next few days.