Firefighter Dies Battling Northern Calif. Fire

(14 Aug 2018) Authorities say a Utah firefighter died battling the largest recorded blaze in California history. Fire officials say the man died Monday night at a hospital after he was injured at the site of the Mendocino Complex fire north of San Francisco. (Aug. 14)

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Thousands of acres damaged as California’s Ranch Fire spreads

The raging Mendocino Complex fire comprising twin blazes in the state’s north has now ravaged almost 300,000 acres (120,000 hectares) — approximately the size of sprawling Los Angeles — in less than two weeks, becoming California’s largest wildfire since record-keeping began a century ago. Images show damage from one of the twin blazes, the Ranch Fire, which has grown to 243,772 acres and is just 20 percent contained.

14,000 Firefighters Battling California Blazes

(8 Aug 2018) California fire officials say more than 14,000 firefighters are battling massive fires across the state, including the Mendocino Complex in Northern California, which now being treated as the largest wildfire in state history. (Aug. 8)

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Largest Fire in California History Still Growing

(7 Aug 2018) Twin fires north of San Francisco burning just miles apart became the largest collective wildfire in state history on Monday. The Mendocino Complex fire has destroyed more than 443 square miles of forest and rural areas. It’s still growing. (Aug. 7)

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