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Mendocino Complex Fire Now Largest In California History

FILE An inmate firefighter pauses during a firing operation as the Carr fire continues to burn in Redding California on 27 July 2018 North California wildfires expand to more than two-thirds the size of LA
Ellis Copeland | 07 August, 2018, 08:37

The worldwide fire teams were to arrive in Redding, California, on Monday, said Cal Fire Director Ken Pimlott.

Both fires, which were first reported on July 27th, are expected to be contained by the middle of August.

As for the northeast section of the fire that is moving further into the Mendocino National Forest, Blankenheim said firefighters were building lines around several cabins on private property near the edges of the Snow Mountain Wilderness as the fire continued east below.

The water debate taps into a deep-seeded controversy in California: the balance between letting water flow through streams and redirecting it for agriculture and other uses.

Fifty-three of the almost 150 specialists who were requested by USA officials last week arrived at the Northern California Geographic Area Coordination Center in Redding on Monday, NIFC spokeswoman Carrie Bilbao said, while the remaining firefighters were sent to Redmond, Ore.

More than 14,000 firefighters and hundreds of USA army personnel are trying to contain the more than a dozen major fires burning throughout the state.

"We have plenty of water", Cal Fire Deputy Chief Scott McLean told The Hill after Trump's tweet on Monday.

While no casualties have yet been reported, the fires which have been raging throughout Northern California since July 27, have already destroyed 75 residences and are now threatening another 11,300 structures.

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Through last week, California fires had torched about 117,300 hectares, more than double the five-year average over that same period, according to Cal Fire.

The Carr Fire has been blamed for seven deaths, including a 21-year-old apprentice PG&E lineman Jay Ayeta, whom the company said on Sunday was killed in a vehicle crash as he worked with crews in risky terrain.

With several major wildfires burning across California, officials suggested they would decide where to deploy the extra firefighters once they arrived.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has been puzzled by the claims from the president, according to Fox News. Firefighters aren't running out of water as they battle the blazes, experts said.

In Shasta County, the Carr fire located near Redding, California has burned entire neighborhoods and forced thousands to flee.

He tweeted on Monday that the wildfires were being "magnified & made so much worse" because of a Californian policy to divert water into the Pacific Ocean. "But we're trying to get in with dozers and hand crews and cut it direct".

The president's comment comes after he said Sunday that too much water from the northern part of the state is being wasted by flowing into the Pacific Ocean. That was only about 10 percent higher than that the 3,440 last year and the 3,405-acre average for the last 5 years.

The owners of a historic Northern California resort say it has been damaged by a wildfire tearing through the Stanislaus National Forest.

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