Why This Month's California Forest Fires Are Just The Beginning05:31
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A firefighter battles a wildfire near Placerita Canyon Road in Santa Clarita, California, Sunday, July 24, 2016. (Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
A firefighter battles a wildfire near Placerita Canyon Road in Santa Clarita, California, Sunday, July 24, 2016. (Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP)

A fast-moving fire in San Bernardino, California has now engulfed more than 6,000 acres, as two fires in Northern California continue to burn.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with UCLA professor Glen MacDonald about how these fires started and what it means for the rest of 2016.

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Glen MacDonald, John Muir Memorial chair of geography at UCLA and director of the White Mountain Research Center. He tweets @GlenMMacDonald1.

This segment aired on August 9, 2016.

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