Publicado: Mier, Agosto 08, 2018
Global | Por Milagro Delgado

Raging Mendocino Complex fire becomes largest in California history (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

Raging Mendocino Complex fire becomes largest in California history (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

The Mendocino Complex Fire has now surpassed last year's Thomas Fire, which burned 281,893 acres in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, as the largest fire in Cal Fire history.

"We broke the record", Cal Fire Deputy Chief Scott McLean says of the massive Mendocino Complex Fire in Northern California. Firefighters aren't running out of water as they battle the blazes, experts said.

"We're experiencing the same thing every day, which is our afternoon winds and high winds in the area", said Tricia Austin, a spokeswoman for the Mendocino Complex Fire.

It is one of more than a dozen wildfires raging across Northern California amid record-breaking temperatures and a drought-stricken state. "That doesn't happen. That just doesn't happen", he said on Monday.

The Mendocino Complex fire is actually made up of two fires on either side of Clear Lake.

He said the tweets, after Trump on Sunday approved a federal disaster declaration requested by Governor Jerry Brown for the fires, sparked a barrage of media queries to CalFire.

Seven of the deaths were in the Carr blaze.

Deputy fire chief Mr Mclean dismissed Mr Trump's comments to U.S. media, saying firefighters had "plenty of water" to carry out their work.

Trump doubled down Monday, saying that California Gov.

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Further north, the Carr Fire has burned through more than 164,000 acres since 23 July and is 47% contained.

He was the seventh person to die in that blaze, which has scorched more than 160,000 acres in the scenic Shasta-Trinity region north of Sacramento, including two young children and their great-grandmother whose home was overrun by flames, and two firefighters.

Instead, some White House officials admitted to being slightly perplexed at where Trump may have gotten the notion that California's long-running water crisis and a debate over how to divide limited supplies are somehow related to the out of control fires.

California has been ravaged by destructive and deadly wildfires burning up and down the state.

In fact, another fire that made the list recently, the Soberanes Fire, has already been pushed off - even at more than 132,000 acres.

McLean said firefighters are using direct means to prevent the twin fires from reaching evacuated urban areas on the east side of Clear Lake.

"Fires across the west are burning hotter and more intense", he tweeted. Firefighting aircraft can dip in and out of cattle ponds or other small bodies of water to scoop up water for dropping and spraying on flames.

"Over the past 48 hours, fire has impacted all of the roads used to access Yosemite Valley, burning dead and downed trees that can become very explosive and fall without warning", according to the National Park Service.

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