Devastating Wildfires continue to burn in California including Carr, Mendocino Complex and Ferguson. Following is an update on these deadly fires as of Tuesday, August 14, 2018:
Carr Fire / Shasta County
The Carr Fire has burned 207,162 acres and the blaze has been 65% contained. It is now ranked as the sixth-most-destructive wildfire in California history. There has been great loss of life and property as a result of this wildfire with a total of eight (8) people losing their lives and over 1800 structures have been destroyed or damaged.
Mendocino Complex/Mendocino and Lake Counties
Mendocino Complex fires, including the Ranch Fire and River Fire, have burned 354,410 acres and is the largest wildfire in California history, surpassing the Thomas Fire this past December in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
- The Ranch fire, burning north of Highway 20, alone has surpassed the Thomas Fire as the largest single fire is state history. Estimates are that it will not be fully contained until September 1st. On Monday, August 13th, Cal Fire announced the death of a firefighter who lost his life.
- The River fire has burned 48,920 acres northeast of Hopland and west of Lakeport and was fully contained as of Monday, August 13th.
As of Tuesday, August 14th, a fire west of Yosemite National Park has burned 96,606 acres and has been 86 percent contained. It is now the largest fire in the Sierra National Forest’s history. This fire has resulted in the death of two (2) firefighters and the injury of fifteen (15) others.
(Source: KQED news)
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