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A photographer recorded his drive through the heart of the wildfire ravaging parts of northern California on Tuesday. The state has been hit with more than 30 wildfires, some caused by lightning strikes, which have ignited dry hillsides. More than 300,000 acres have burned and one firefighter has died, according to local authorities.
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In This Story: Lightning
Lightning is a giant spark of electricity in the atmosphere between clouds, the air, or the ground. Lightning can occur between opposite charges within the thunderstorm cloud (intra-cloud lightning) or between opposite charges in the cloud and on the ground (cloud-to-ground lightning). (Source: NSSL)