Deadly Mendocino Complex Captures More Land Growing Over 9,000 Acres Yesterday

Members of the Little Tujunga Hotshots refill a drip torch during burning operations along the fireline between Mid Mountain Road and the Eel River west of Lake Pillsbury on Monday night, August 13.

The massive and now deadly Mendocino Complex refuses to be controlled and took new land–over 18,000 9000 acres since yesterday to command a total of 363,925. Containment dropped to 64% today from 68% yesterday and there were new mandatory evacuations in Glenn County. The Northern California Geographic Center reports, “Damage assessments have found 145 residences, 118 minor structures, and 1 multiple

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Another Dead as the Carr Fire Grows (Maps)

Enlarged section of today's operation map near Lewiston.

The Carr Fire claimed the life of a PG&E worker yesterday bringing the total dead on this historically destructive fire to seven. Thirteen days into this brutal rampage, the fire has reached 154,524 acres and is only 41% contained. According to the Northern California Geographic Coordination Center, “1,080 residences have been destroyed and 190 residences have been damaged; 500 outbuildings

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