Wednesday, 22 August, 2018


Two blazes form California's largest wildfire in history

PG&E employee dies after accident tied to the Carr fire company says An air tanker drops fire retardant on the Carr fire as it spreads toward the town of Lewiston near Redding
Bennie Garza | 07 August, 2018, 22:14

The Mendocino Complex Fire is one of over a dozen large fires burning in California at the moment.

At more than 290,692 acres, the fire spans more than 454.2 square miles. Cal Fire says the Mendocino blaze, still only 30% contained, has destroyed more than 140 structures and could be a threat to thousands more, reports USA Today.

Map of Mendocino Complex Fire as of August 7, 2018.

Evacuees watch the sunset as smoke from the Ranch Fire rises into the sky at Austin Park Beach in California.

A new fire erupted Monday in Orange County, south of Los Angeles, and prompted the evacuation of two canyons and some campgrounds as it expanded into the Cleveland National Forest. There they'll wait for the blaze to come to them while lighting "backfires" to clear vegetation between the fire line and the approaching blaze.

"The big fires have scores of water-dropping helicopters getting water from nearby lakes and reservoirs", he said.

The fire has razed more than 1,600 buildings, including some 1,000 homes, state officials say.

On Monday, twin fires being treated as one incident north of San Francisco became the largest wildfire in state history, destroying 443 square miles (1,148 square kilometres) - almost the size of the city of Los Angeles.

More than 14,000 firefighters were battling the blazes across the state, which has lost another 918 square miles already this year.

Three of the largest wildfires in California's history have occurred in the past 12 months.

In this file photo taken on August 04, 2018 Resident Lane Lawder carries a water bucket while fighting to save his home from the Ranch Fire burning down New Long Valley Rd near Clearlake Oaks, California. "Must also tree clear to stop fire from spreading!"

Typically, temperatures dip and humidity rises overnight, giving fire crews a window to slow down the spread of the wildfires.

As of Monday, the Carr Fire had consumed 163,207 acres and was 45 percent contained. That can range from anything from a spark from a vehicle that catches fire in dry brush nearby, to, in extreme cases, arson.

"Can be used for fires, farming and everything else", the president said.

"Cal Fire is really an urban firefighter service in the woods", said Arizona State University life sciences professor Stephen Pyne, a wildfire management expert.

Aircraft are dropping retardant across ridgelines to keep fire from racing down hillsides toward residential communities. "You got steep terrain that makes it hard for firefighters".

This is only the beginning of California's fire season. On Monday he reminded people that the fires in the Western U.S. have been more intense due to an overabundance of dead timber that officials are not able to remove without facing lawsuits.

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