Progress On Mendocino Complex Fire As Firefight Enters 3rd Week

Progress On Mendocino Complex Fire As Firefight Enters 3rd Week

In Northern California, a mechanic helping to fight the Carr Fire, burning around Redding, was killed in a traffic collision on Thursday, bringing the death toll from that blaze to eight, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire) said.

Prosecutors say Clark started the fire, which is only five percent contained, with the intention of causing damage to others and burning a forest.

"For those wondering about containment, the hand/containment line grows as the fire grows". More than 550,000 acres have burned in the last three weeks.

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for Orange and Riverside counties because the fire threatened thousands of homes.

Ziggy Torok and Starla Affatati watch helplessly Thursday as the flames of the Holy Fire close in on Torok's home in the Rice Canyon neighborhood of Lake Elsinore, Calif.

"It looked like a tornado".

Authorities say he intentionally started the fire on Monday after a decade-long dispute with neighbours. "I thought, 'There's no way they're saving my house.' But somehow they did". "But somehow they did".

Incredible photos show apocalyptic scenes as firefighters try to battle the blaze.

Speaking at a dinner with business leaders on Wednesday, the president expressed his support for the families that have lost loved ones in the California fires, and said his administration was working closely with state and local authorities.

Visitors should expect limited hours and visitor services next week as the park returns to normal, he said.

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The Hat Fire reportedly broke out off Highway 299 near the Hat Creek rest area and sent a large plume of smoke into the air.

The state's largest wildfire in history has drawn a contingent to battle what is actually two fires burning so closely together that they're being attacked as one.

The blaze forced more people to evacuate their properties on Friday and prompted the closure of schools.

Furious flames and smoke can be seen billowing across the area in and around Lake Elsinore.

The fire was deliberately set. Of the 14 cabins in Holy Jim Canyon where Clark lives, his was the only one to remain standing.

Clark is being held pending bail of $1million.

Firefighters under Cal Fire's command have helped OR authorities fight a fire near the California border and responded to a blaze that broke out this week in Orange County and burned a dozen cabins.

Firefighters are trying to keep flames away from Santiago Peak, where critical communication infrastructure for the region is located.

About 100 miles (160 km) southwest of the Carr Fire, almost 4,000 firefighters are battling the Mendocino Complex Fire, which has burned 307,000 acres (124,240 hectares) to become the largest fire on record in California.

Gusty, erratic winds and high temperatures over the weekend threaten to "increase the likelihood of extreme fire behavior".

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