Mendocino fire now biggest in Cali history

posted by Joel Riley - 

Twin wildfires in Northern California burning a few miles apart grew yesterday (August 6th) to become the largest wildfire in state history. The two fires, called the Mendocino Complex, are being treated as one incident, and have burned 443 square miles, including destroying 75 homes. As of Monday, it was only 30 percent contained. More than 14,000 firefighters are battling over a dozen major wildfires throughout California, including a new one that erupted yesterday in Orange County, south of Los Angeles. The Redding wildfire further north in California, which has killed six people and destroyed more than 1,000 homes, is now nearly 50 percent contained.

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