California wildfire forces more than 21,000 to evacuate homes

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Mandatory evacuations were lifted Saturday for the communities of Horsethief, McVicker Canyon and Rice Canyon.

Riverside County: Areas 22 (Corona/Norco), 23 (Metropolitan Riverside), 24 (Perris Valley), 25 (Lake Elsinore), 26 (Temecula Valley), 28 (Hemet/San Jacinto Valley), and 29 (Banning Pass). He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted.

Forrest Clark, 51, was supposed to be in court on Thursday, but he refused to go.

Police on July 25 arrested Brandon McGlover on suspicion of setting the Cranston Fire, a blaze that destroyed fire homes, east of Los Angeles.

Clark is being held at the Orange County Jail on $1 million bail and is expected to make a court appearance Friday.

The fast-moving fire has blackened 10,236 acres of the Cleveland National Forest and was only 5% contained Thursday evening.

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Two firefighters have been treated for heat-related injuries in the Holy Fire.

After nearly a month of wildfires, the National Weather Service warned that satellite images showed "widespread smoke" drifting from the fires into western and central Canada before heading back south in the US Northern Plains.

Cal Fire Battalion Chief Jonathan Cox said the area has few natural barriers to slow flames and terrain that firefighters can't get to.

Despite its massive size, the Mendocino Complex Fire was far from a worst-case scenario.

Fire crews have made progress against the biggest blaze in California history but officials say it won't be fully contained until September.

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Across the state, at least 14,000 firefighters are struggling to contain the multiple outbreaks.

'Strong down drafts is making the fire move aggressively downhill, ' said Nguyen, noting that firefighters were working to build barriers and containment lines to protect more than 2,000 homes at risk from the fire.

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King Bass, 6, left, sits and watches the Holy Fire burn from top of his parents' vehicle as his sister Princess, 5, rests her head on his shoulder Thursday in Lake Elsinore.

There are several forces at work in attempting to control the blaze: The US Forest Service, CAL Fire, Riverside County Fire, Orange County Fire Authority, and the California Highway patrol.

"Firefighters continue to battle the blaze around the clock", the national forest tweet said.

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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.

A fire that broke out near the communities of Fairfield and Vacaville had destroyed a home and two other structures, according to the Vacaville Fire Department.

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