Mendocino Complex becomes largest wildfire in California history - state officials


Although fires typically calm down at night because temperatures decrease and humidity increases, the Mendocino Complex Fire has continued to grow by thousands of acres regardless of the time of day, according to the Los Angeles Times and the Post.

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The Thomas Fire, which tore across Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, leaving in its wake one person dead and more than 1,000 structures destroyed, raced up the list previous year to become the largest wildfire ever recorded in California. The dry, hot weather that climate change brings adds to the dried tinder and risk.

At least seven people have been killed in the Carr fire in the state's north.

It is raging about 130km north of San Francisco, at the southern tip of the Mendocino National Forest.

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The fires have killed at least eight people, stretching the state's funds and resources thin as firefighters try to gain control. The fire burned slowly for days before winds suddenly whipped it up last week and drove it furiously through brush and timber.

Another fire, the almost two-week-old Carr Fire, claimed another life on Saturday, a 21-year-old apprentice lineman, Jay Ayeta, officials with PG&E Corp said on Sunday.

The table released by CAL FIRE on August 4, 2018 does not include the Mendocino Complex, since it is still very actively growing.

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"California wildfires are being magnified & made so much worse by the bad environmental laws which aren't allowing massive amount of readily available water to be properly utilized".

He then claimed that the water is "being diverted into the Pacific Ocean". He also encouraged the clearing of trees to stop the fires from spreading.

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"I was stunned when I read this this morning", Henri Grissino-Mayer, a climatologist and biogeographer at the University of Tennessee, told CNN in an email.

"There's nothing that California water policy has done that makes these fires worse or more hard to fight", Gleick said. It is 45 percent contained. It was also noticeably the only monster fire on Cal Fire's Top 20 list to occur in December.

On the two fires 75 residences have been destroyed and another 9,300 remain threatened.

It's the largest of eight major wildfires burning out of control across California, and that have claimed the lives of 7 people.

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"Extreme droughts and high winds are increasing as climate is warming", said Monica Turner, an ecologist at the University of Wisconsin at Madison who has spent three decades researching fires at Yellowstone National Park. "Despite personal loss in many cases, they've managed to not only keep open the Outpatient Clinic's doors, but travel deep into the community to ensure displaced veterans are receiving the care they need and deserve". "These hazards, along with extreme fire behavior and frequent weather changes, have made this an extremely hard fire fight", according to the NPS statement.