Largest wildfire in California history still growing

Trump Reiterates Falsehood About California Water Diversions

One of the 17 major wildfires burning in California, the Mendocino Complex Fire grew to be the second-largest wildfire in the state's history Monday, officials said.

The Ranch Fire has scorched 225,001 acres (91,055 hectares) to date and is just 21 percent contained, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire). As of late Monday, the fire was only 30 percent contained.

The Mendocino Complex Fire expanded almost 80 percent over the weekend and has now scorched more than 283,000 acres north of San Francisco, forcing more than 20,000 people to evacuate and destroying at least 75 homes so far. But Nguyen said these have not happened in the affected areas.

The Mendocino Complex was still growing as it broke the record set last December.

There have been no deaths associated with the Mendocino Complex Fire, which actually began as two separate fires - the River Fire and Ranch Fire - before merging into one incident.

Trump's claim "is so physically impossible, you don't even really want to respond", Lund said.

His missive drew exasperated sighs from many including authorities at CalFire: "We have plenty of water to fight these wildfires", Daniel Berlant, the agency's assistant deputy director, told The New York Times.

"The soldiers will be outfitted with wildland fire Personal Protective Equipment and all of the gear they will need to serve as wildland firefighters", U.S. Northern Command said in a statement.

Apple’s Market Cap Hits $1 Trillion
On Tuesday, the company said Apple Services, which includes things like the App Store and Apple Music, saw a 31% jump in revenue. April 1976: Jobs, Wozniak and Ronald Wayne create Apple Computer to sell an eponymous computer hand-built by Wozniak.

The Carr Fire, now in its third week, is the sixth most destructive in the state's history, having destroyed more than 1,600 structures, according to Cal Fire. But clearing trees is more commonly associated with commercial logging practices, not fire management.

"Tonight fire crews will try to ... increase suppression and hold current containment lines". Two years ago, the Clayton fire tore through nearly 4,000 acres and 300 structures, many of them mobile homes and rentals.

Another major fire also burning in Northern California, the Ferguson Fire, extended into its third week.

Helicopters and airplanes, including two massive DC-10s and a 747 jumbo jet, were supporting firefighters by dousing the flames with water.

Then on Monday he tweeted, "Governor Jerry Brown must allow the Free Flow of the vast amounts of water coming from the North and foolishly being diverted into the Pacific Ocean".

The Ferguson Fire near Yosemite National Park has claimed two lives and closed the park indefinitely.

Several fire experts, however, said the comments don't address the main factor in fire severity: human-caused climate change.

"Fire conditions in the state remain very active", said department official Scott McCleansaid in a video posted on Facebook.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Facebook shares soar as it improves banking relationships
Aug 07, 2018 - 23:10
Bank spokesman said the bank "has not shared any customer data or information with Facebook or any other platforms". A critical part of these partnerships is keeping people's information safe and secure.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Saudi Airlines suspends Canadian flights
Aug 07, 2018 - 22:11
Canadian exports to Saudi Arabia totaled about $1.12 billion in 2017, or 0.2 percent of the total value of Canadian exports. "We urge the Saudi authorities to immediately release them and all other peaceful human rights activists".

Musk Says in Tweet He Is Considering Taking Tesla Private
Aug 07, 2018 - 22:11
The BBC has been unable to verify the post was written by Mr Musk himself, but it has pushed the shares 6% higher. The company did not immediately respond to request for comment. "Yes, might take Tesla private", he said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Harry Maguire returns to Leicester training as Manchester United prepare bid
Aug 06, 2018 - 16:02
Mourinho feels that the academy product deserves the shirt after waiting patiently for his chance, telling MUTV: "He wanted it". Lindelof, Jones and Rashford did not travel to the United States while they took time off following the World Cup.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Colombia and Venezuela clash over Maduro ‘assassination attempt’
Aug 06, 2018 - 15:03
Maduro's allies Cuba , Bolivia, Syria and Iran condemned the incident, as did Russian Federation . Bodyguards surrounded Mr Maduro, 56, holding up bulletproof shields as he was led from the stage.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Manchester United's move for Barcelona's Yerry Mina cancelled
Aug 06, 2018 - 14:24
Both of those links strangely came about after the pair had enjoyed strong performances at the World Cup . Old Trafford is running out of time to find an upgrade over Chris Smalling and/or Phil Jones.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Donald Trump's tweet on Muller probe 'opinion not order': White House
Aug 03, 2018 - 23:17
Trump has repeatedly blasted the probe as a "witch hunt", but the call for Sessions to intervene represents another escalation. The first trial arising from the probe into Russia's role in the election, began on Tuesday in Alexandria, Virginia.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top California's Gov. Brown: Wildfires Are Evidence Of Changing Climate 'In Real Time'
Aug 03, 2018 - 01:29
A helicopter carries water while battling the River Fire burning in Lakeport in California. "Fire is a way of life in California". As many as 14,600 residents have been evacuated, fire officials said, and more than 12,000 structures are threatened.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mnangagwa has large lead in Zimbabwe presidential election - electoral commission
Aug 03, 2018 - 01:27
Opposition MDC party supporters protest in the streets of Harare during clashes with police on August 1. The country's Home Affairs Minister Obert Mpofu announced a state of emergency throughout the country.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top England wins toss and bats vs India in 1st of 5 tests
Aug 03, 2018 - 00:55
It was nearly an easy-going partnership for the opening duo as they brought up 50 off just 70 balls before the drama began. Kohli survived an arduous spell by James Anderson and Ben Stokes to hold the Indian innings together.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Facebook loses one million European users to GDPR
Jul 28, 2018 - 19:53
In contrast to Facebook , Amazon on Thursday in the U.S. reported a record profit and forecast plowing past analyst estimates. If that loss holds through Thursday's close, he will slip to sixth place from third in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Blood moon across world United Kingdom left disappointed
Jul 28, 2018 - 11:13
Our red moon will have some company Friday, when Mars is the closest to Earth that it's been in 15 years. How often does a blood moon occur? The next lunar eclipse will be on January 21, 2019.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top California's Carr Fire Jumps Sacramento River; Blamed For 2 Deaths
Jul 28, 2018 - 04:41
On Thursday night local time (early morning BST), the fire suddenly exploded, growing more and more out of control. The Mercy Medical Center in Redding evacuated its neonatal intensive care unit, it said in a statement.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Volunteers searching for missing University of Iowa student
Jul 26, 2018 - 22:00
Dalton explained that Mollie always wears her fitness tracker (FitBit) and usually brings her cellphone when she goes for a run. She has brown hair and brown eyes. "Tibbetts is described as being 5' 2" tall, weighing approximately 120 pounds.

Demi Lovato treated with Narcan during medical emergency, ABC News confirms
Jul 26, 2018 - 21:58
The troubled pop superstar was reportedly found unresponsive in her Hollywood Hills home Tuesday after an apparent overdose. The Swedish online star shared a meme that appeared to make light of the 25-year-old's situation.