The August Complex fire has burned more than 1 million acres, California officials announced Monday. It is the first fire on record to reach that milestone and just the latest marker of the unprecedented toll of the 2020 wildfire season. The fire, which is the combination of 37 fires ignited in mid-August by dry lighting and fueled by human-caused climate change that created hot and dry conditions, is just 54% contained. (Washington Post, LA Times $, San Francisco Chronicle, AP, Vox, Earther, Politico; Climate Signals Background: Wildfires, 2020 Western wildfire season)