Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, recently announced that Apple will donate more money for extraction and extinguishing on the West Coast.
The first donation was on August 19 when more than 300 fires started with thunderstorms, which affected areas in Sonoma County, Napa County, Santa Cruz County and Santa Clara County. Although most of the fires have been extinguished, the dry condition and hot weather continued where the others left off.
Southern and Northern California are currently fighting severe fires in Madera and Fresno, believed to have burned more than 150,000 acres. Both Washington and Oregon are also experiencing severe fires that have burned more than a million acres in total.
California’s fire season is expected to continue in October, with prevailing conditions such as low humidity, high temperature and strong winds contributing to dry brush ignition. Apple has continued to donate to Relief and Recovery since 2017.