Carr Fire: Shasta County residents can seek FEMA assistance

Crystal Easter of Spring Valley comforts her dogs as she drives them to safety in Spring Valley near San Diego

Crystal Easter of Spring Valley comforts her dogs as she drives them to safety in Spring Valley near San Diego

The Mendocino fires are spreading so far they're now the biggest in the region's history.

With gusting winds, triple digit temperatures and nearly zero chance of rain in Northern California this week, scorching weather poses a persistent threat to firefighters battling out-of-control blazes on parched land, officials said.

This fire has killed two people and injured 11 others. It killed two people, including a firefighter, and destroyed more than 1,000 buildings before being fully contained on January 12.

As that blaze and more than a dozen others burn across the Golden State, the president - who hasn't said anything about wildfire victims, including those who died - weighed in by criticizing California policies and politics.

"California wildfires are being magnified & made so much worse by the bad environmental laws which aren't allowing massive amounts of readily available water to be properly utilized", Trump said.

On Monday the Pentagon said it would send 200 soliders to assist firefighters in fending off the flames, many of which have encroached on federal lands. The Carr fire has Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta Lake and Trinity Lake just to name a few water sources.

Exhausted firefighters across the state are trying to contain 16 major fires that are burning in hot, dry and windy conditions.

On Sunday, 140 fire managers and specialists from Australia and New Zealand underwent special training and were outfitted with safety gear at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, before being deployed to battle fires in the Pacific Northwest and California. We're looking at long-term trends that are alarming for us, especially how quickly they are burning and how much damage they are causing and how deadly they are.

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Zimbabwe went to the ballot on July 30, the first poll since long-time ruler Robert Mugabe was ousted from power by last November. Gunfire was heard downtown throughout the afternoon, including near the ruling party headquarters where protesters had gathered.

The Cedar fire in 2003, now the third-largest, devoured 273,246 acres in San Diego County, according to Cal Fire records.

In this file photo taken on August 04, 2018 Resident Lane Lawder carries a water bucket while fighting to save his home from the Ranch Fire burning down New Long Valley Rd near Clearlake Oaks, California.

On the two fires 75 residences have been destroyed and another 9,300 remain threatened.

We have plenty of water to fight these fires.

The so-called Holy Fire, in southern California, grew dramatically and rapidly on Monday, with two hikers needing to be airlifted to safety.

The table released by CAL FIRE on August 4, 2018 does not include the Mendocino Complex, since it is still very actively growing.

The Ranch Fire is the larger of the two fires, having consumed more than 225,000 acres so far.

In fact, another fire that made the list recently, the Soberanes Fire, has already been pushed off - even at more than 132,000 acres.

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