California's Carr Fire Was Bad. The Mendocino Complex Fire Is Worse

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The U.S. Forest Service reported that the fire crossed a highway Sunday evening, forcing crews to retreat from the fire's edge.

Resources assigned to the fire include 432 fire engines, 89 water tenders, 15 helicopters, 57 hand crews, and 80 dozers, for a total of 3,781 personnel. New evacuations were ordered over the weekend, however, as the flames spread throughout the area. "Must also tree clear to stop fire spreading!" Among other factors, federal spending on fire suppression in the national forests has effectively subsidised the expansion of the interface, by taking the costs of fire control off the shoulders of the residents. The extent of the damage was unclear.

The rustic lodge 180 miles east of San Francisco is nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountains and offers cabin and motel rentals along with RV sites, a store and restaurant. It offers cabin and motel rentals along with RV sites, a store and restaurant.

The resort owners said in a Facebook post that they are heartbroken by the news.

"Honestly, the way the state manages its water, that really has no bearing on the explosive growth of the fires", said Glen MacDonald, a geography professor at the University of California Los Angeles who studies wildfires. KLAMATH THEATER COMPLEX FIRE (Siskiyou County), June 2008 Acres burned: 192,038 Structures destroyed: 0 Deaths: 2 10.MARBLE CONE FIRE (Monterey County), July 1977 Acres burned: 177,866 Structures destroyed: 0 Deaths: 0 Note: This list only takes into account fires that happened in 1932 or earlier, as records before this time are less reliable, according to Cal Fire. "It's making for some extreme fire behavior", Powers said.

They were released with citations.

Reinforcements have been called in to fight 16 large wildfires in California, with the Army sending 200 soldiers to battle the blazes from the air.

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"Unfortunately, they're not going to get a break anytime soon", Brian Hurley, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center, said in an interview on Monday. The fire hasn't been chosen. It is now the second largest wildfire in California history. At least three states have mobilized National Guard troops to help, and five military aircraft are assisting.

Two fires close to merging in Northern California; Jonathan Hunt reports on the latest threat.

Meanwhile, firefighters are battling more than a dozen other major fires amid California's hot and dry weather.

About 9,300 structures are threatened.

The two fires cover an area larger than the deadly Carr Fire burning near Redding, California.

He was the seventh person to die in that blaze, which has scorched more than 160,000 acres in the scenic Shasta-Trinity region north of Sacramento, including two young children and their great-grandmother whose home was overrun by flames, and two firefighters.

Overall, experts say Trump's Twitter remarks ignore two of the biggest factors in the wildfires: Climate change, which is likely exacerbating the droughts that lead to fires, and increased development near forests that makes the fires more risky to life and property.