Firefighters watch as flames tower over their truck Wednesday at the Bear Fire in Oroville, Calif. The 2020 fire season is off to a staggering start, far outpacing last year.

Butte county firefighters watch as flames tower over their truck at the Bear fire in Oroville, California on September 9, 2020. – Dangerous dry winds whipped up California’s record-breaking wildfires and ignited new blazes, as hundreds were evacuated by helicopter and tens of thousands were plunged into darkness by power outages across the western United States. (Photo by JOSH EDELSON / AFP) (Photo by JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images)