More than 3,000 firefighters are struggling to contain a wildfire raging in California that has swallowed nearly 65,000 acres.

The Butte fire, which started Wednesday afternoon, has spread and burned in an “unprecedented” manner in the last few days, in part due to the conditions brought about by California’s four-year drought.

California is in the midst of its worst drought in recorded history. Studies show that the drought was likely triggered by natural climate variability, but it is made worse because of global warming

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Butte Fire rages over 65,000 acres in California