Resources to fight California wildfires stretched thin

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Chula Vista firefighter Rudy Diaz monitors the LNU Lightning Complex Fire as it engulfs brush in Lake County, California, U.S. August 23, 2020. Credit: REUTERS/Adrees Latif TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.

More than a million acres have burned in California in the past week due to hundreds of wildfires sparked by dry lightning strikes. Experts say the state needs to prepare for more. Meanwhile, the pandemic is adding additional pressures to the evacuation and firefighting efforts.