The SAFD hopes its crew will help in the fight, adding to the more than 4,700 fire personnel who are now battling the Carr Fire.

The fires, north of San Francisco, have burned 75 homes and is only 30 percent contained.

"There are also significant terrain hazards for firefighters".

The Mendocino Complex fire, which comprises the Ranch Fire and River Fire, is the largest blaze Californian firefighters are now tackling. But officials say it threatens 11,300 buildings and some new evacuations were ordered over the weekend as the flames spread.

Firefighters predict they'll fully contain the Mendocino Complex fire by August 15. ZACA FIRE (Santa Barbara County), July 2007 Acres burned: Structures destroyed: Deaths: 7.

The fire has burned over 160,000 acres of land, and was 43 percent contained on Sunday evening, according to CAL FIRE.


Firefighters are unlikely to see some respite.

"We're going back into the high 90s".

"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.

Seventeen wildfires are burning up and down California.

The Mendocino Complex became the largest wildfire in Californian history on Monday as it raged at the southern tip of the Mendocino National Forest where crews battled to keep flames from descending into foothill communities. That fire, which is now 43% contained, has destroyed more than 1,000 homes and burned over 160,000 acres.

The announcement came after Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) confirmed one of its employees died while trying to restore electrical service in Shasta County. The utility has not responded to a request for comment.

"It is being diverted into the Pacific Ocean", he added.

The sole nugget of fact in Trump's tweet may be found in its final line, which states, "Must also tree clear to stop fire spreading!"


Trump doubled down Monday, saying that California Gov.

The water debate taps into a deep-seeded controversy in California: the balance between letting water flow through streams and redirecting it for agriculture and other uses. On Sunday, firefighters worked around structures in the Lake Pillsbury area, clearing and creating lines around the residences. "That's the ultimate driver behind what's happening in California".

For one thing, the wildfires are in the hills, far from the Pacific Ocean and from the man-made storage and distribution system that carries water from California's wetter north to the drier, more populated south.

But those are unrelated issues, according to Bill Stewart, a forestry specialist at the University of California at Berkeley. "There's no shortage of water to fight fires".

Their demands have nothing to do with the availability of water for firefighting.

The Los Angeles Times explained that the likeliest explanation for Trump's tweet is that he's confused about stories from Central Valley farmers about irrigation.

Thinning can help reduce fire severity by limiting fuel, Stewart said, but the president's tweet misses some important nuance.

Evan Westrup, Brown's spokesman, said the president's tweets do not "merit a response". That likely references either future federal funding assistance or his approval to move water stored in federal facilities to help fight the California fires.


The Mendocino Complex is now considered the sixth-largest wildfire in California history.

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