Cal Fire: More than 2,000 lightning strikes in Northern California within 24 hours

 

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Cal Fire says there were more than 2,000 lightning strikes in Northern California in the past 24 hours.

Those strikes are suspected of starting more than 70 fires.

Cal Fire tweeted out a photo Wednesday showing the more than 2,500 lightning strikes recorded in the last 24 hours.

Cal Fire says the largest fire has burned about 20 acres and is 10 percent contained.

All of the other fires are less than 20 acres.

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