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.
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.
The US commercial weather forecaster AccuWeather predicted Hurricane Hector to track south of Hawaii by the middle of this week. For now, there could be enhanced heavier showers for east Hawaii island starting Wednesday morning.
NASA assigned astronauts to crew the first test flight and mission of both Boeing's CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX's Crew Dragon . What is not known is who gets to fly on which company's spacecraft, and on which flight they get to launch.
Once located, they were reportedly reluctant to leave, but were eventually escorted from the festival in taxi and patrol vehicles. Deutsche Welle reports the men were reported missing by the nursing home and later found by police at the festival - at 3 a.m.
However, no tsunami alert was issued, said Hary Tirto Djatmiko, spokesman for Indonesia's geophysics and meteorology agency. According to an estimate by the BNPB, thousands of houses were damaged and over 6,200 families were affected in the quake .
New adaptive battery and display features won't be immediately noticeable, but could make a big difference over time. The name is something of a damp squib and now the game of wait-and-see-if-I-actually-get-the-update begins.
According to police, witnesses say they observed her forcefully pushing a child into the backseat of the vehicle . About halfway across the river , witnesses said she tossed the child into the water and then started wading out.
Investigators from the FAA and NTSB are trying to determine what caused the crash. "No one on the ground was injured", said Capt. Photos of the incident show the plane's debris scattered among the palms that surround the parking space.
Milan confirmed that Higuain will wear the number nine shirt although it appeared to be handing him a poisoned chalice. Sarri was apparently the only person at Roman Abramovich's club that was interested in acquiring the forward.
Would you like to get published on Standard Media websites? The helicopter was reportedly taking workers to an oil station. "It crashed 2 km to the south of the airport, immediately after takeoff", he said.
Despite her struggles, Meghan has adopted some savvy techniques to make sure photos of her and Harry don't look too absurd. Next spring, Meghan and Harry are scheduled to make their first tour to the United States at the request of the U.K.
NASCAR CEO Arrested for DWI, Drug Possession
Shirley Hill, a witness, told authorities she called 911 and reported France for driving at a reckless speed before the incident. That arrest sounds very straightforward, for all intents and purposes, but TMZ , who first broke the news, had other details.
Barcelona offer Mina, Gomes and £50m for Paul Pogba
He goes on to report that United do not want to sell the "important" player as they see him as the franchise of the club. Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, is now in Manchester in a bid to push the complicated operation forward.
9-year-old robbed at gunpoint at lemonade stand
Union County Deputies are investigating after they say a teen robbed a 9-year-old boy selling lemonade around 3:00 p.m. His family is not letting this incident ruin his dream. "In today's world, people are very bold", he said.
Meeting in Trump Tower Was to Get Information on Clinton
But on Sunday, Trump tweeted the meeting discussed information and getting dirt on his election opponent, Hillary Clinton . But I don't like the war declaration because it will lead to something that none of us really want, ' he said.
Apple iPhone chip supplier says virus will delay shipments
TSMC said about 80% of affected machines were restored on August 5; the rest were expected to be up and running on August 6. TSMC says no confidential information was compromised in the virus attack and most customers have been notified.
PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi is stepping down
The company's board announced Monday that it elected Ramon Laguarta , president of the company since 2017, to succeed her as CEO. Nooyi , 62, has been with PepsiCo Inc. for 24 years and held the top job for 12.
Apple removes Alex Jones and Infowars podcasts from iTunes
The theories he has promoted include that the September 11, 2001 attacks on NY and Washington were staged by the U.S. government. As of early Monday, just one of the six Infowars programs once listed by Apple remained, RealNews with David Knight.
US Sanctions on Iran to Resume
Protests broke out on Sunday for a sixth night in Iranian cities, including Kazeroon in the south, according to social media. "Because of some internal problems that Saudi Arabia is facing and certain foreign issues, Mr.
Manafort Trial: 4 Insights As Week 2 Begins
The 78-year-old Reagan appointee was more than pleased when prosecutors signaled they could be ready to rest their case by Friday. This courtroom sketch depicts Paul Manafort , fourth from right, standing with his lawyers in front of USA district Judge T.S.