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California wildfires can now be seen from space

California wildfires can now be seen from space”

The Mendocino Complex Fires, which are composed of the Ranch Fire and River Fire, will go down as being among the largest in California history.

To understand the scale of these fires, consider that the smallest among them, 2014's Happy Camp Complex Fire, burned almost 210 square miles.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire, keeps a running list of the top 20 fires on record based on acres burned.

Twin wildfires in California, known as the Mendocino Complex Fire, have grown to become the largest active wildfire in state history, officials say.

Officials said the Mendocino Complex fire has continued to grow by thousands of acres each day, even at night, when most fires normally calm down. Resources from Dallas Fire-Rescue and the Lewisville, Little Elm and Lake Cities fire departments will also be going to assist as a task force.

Meanwhile, more fires have been breaking out, adding to the mammoth workload of fire crews. As Trump alluded to in his tweet, experts have urged state and federal forestry officials to move quickly in clearing swathes of dead forests due to their added fire danger.

The largest ever until Monday had been the Thomas Fire in December 2017.

In addition, Cal Fire has been engaged in a clearance operation since the fires began to halt their advance; one of the fatalities recorded was a bulldozer operator engaged in clearing operations when his bulldozer slipped.

The fire has razed more than 1,600 buildings, including some 1,000 homes, state officials say.

RUSH FIRE (Lassen County), August 2012 Acres burned: 271,911 in California (43,666 in Nevada) Structures destroyed: 0 Deaths: 0 5. That doesn't happen. That just doesn't happen, ' he said.

"Tonight fire crews will try to ... increase suppression and hold current containment lines".

That's a different issue from fire management, experts say, and there's no shortage of water in the areas where wildfires are happening. The state's firefighting agency said it's had no complications accessing water, while fire experts said the state's hot, dry and windy conditions are to blame for the infernos, not any water policy.

What are firefighters doing to stop the Mendocino Complex Fire?

The devastating wildfires that have engulfed parts of California are so massive, they can be seen from outer space.

Evan Westrup, Brown's spokesman, said the president's tweets do not "merit a response". Jerry Brown for a presidential major-disaster declaration, which would help fire victims in fire-ravaged Shasta County in the northern part of the state.

Firefighters fight to save a structure on New Long Valley Rd as the Ranch Fire burns near Clearlake Oaks, California, on Saturday, August 4, 2018.



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