Mendocino Complex Fire now 4th largest wildfire in California history

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

Mendocino Complex Fire now 4th largest wildfire in California history

It is only a few thousand acres of charred land away from setting a new mark for destruction.

The complex of fires has been less destructive to property than some of the other wildfires in the state because it is mostly raging in remote areas.

Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesRepublicans happy to let Treasury pursue 0 billion tax cut Trump weighs big tax cut for rich: report Celebrities dive into midterms, hoping to thwart Trump MORE (R-Calif.), who represents an agriculture-heavy district in the Central Valley, cheered Trump's Sunday tweet with a tweet of his own saying, "Forests should be managed properly and water should be allowed for farmers to grow food to feed people". The Mendocino Complex is next to Clearlake Lake.

Elsewhere in California, evacuations were ordered for cabins in Cleveland National Forest canyons in Orange County on Monday afternoon after a blaze broke out and quickly spread to blacken some 700 acres (283 hectares).

"There's some challenges that firefighters are facing near the fire and in the area of the fire". And yesterday firefighters made substantial progress on the northern flank, completing a dozer line through rugged terrain and lighting backfires to throughout this northern areas.

On the two fires 75 residences have been destroyed and another 9,300 remain threatened. It has burned through 225,000 acres - almost twice its size on Friday. Some officials see it as a potential rival to the Thomas fire of 2017, which burned through some 281,893 acres in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties in 2017. "Everything is still dry".

Two wildfires blazing in California, known as the Mendocino Complex fire, have become the second-largest in state history, officials revealed Monday.

The 200 troops, plus command and support staff, will get one day of classroom training from firefighters at JBLM this week and then two more days of field training once it's decided which of the 18 major wildfires burning across California they will be asked to help contain.

The White House did not immediately respond when asked about Gleick's comments. Jerry Brown's administration is sending water from "the North" into the Pacific Ocean. "Must also tree clear to stop fire spreading!" He's proposing to eviscerate government standards on fuel economy, which would mean more emissions of greenhouse gases, and proposing to revoke a waiver allowing California to set its own, tougher standards.

"Can be used for fires, farming and everything else", the president said. Think of California with plenty of Water - Nice!

THE FACTS: That's not what state experts say. "That's the ultimate driver behind what's happening in California".

"The idea that there isn't enough water is the craziest thing in the world", says Peter Gleick, president emeritus of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security in Oakland. The board is taking that step because so much water has been pumped into the valley at the expense of the river ecosystem that the state's salmon fishery has been all but destroyed. Water diversion also contributes to increased salinity of delta ecosystems.

The group in California includes 10 task force leaders, four structure protection specialists, six safety officers, four helicopter managers, two heavy equipment bosses, 15 division supervisors, 10 crew bosses and two liaison officers, Bilbao said.

"The California people are sort of over it", Shaver said. Whatever his targets, they don't prevent "readily available water" to be utilised to fight fires. "There's no shortage of water for firefighting". Rivers naturally flow into the ocean. "When we are fighting these fires, we are trying to protect all life - wild and domestic".

Another blaze that ignited last week has damaged a historic Northern California resort in the Stanislaus National Forest.

Evan Westrup, Brown's spokesman, said the president's tweets do not "merit a response". The declaration will help fire victims with unemployment assistance, food aid and legal and mental health counseling among other federal programs.

For the period from January 1 through July 29, 2018, there were 3,770 California wildfires.

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