Right now, more than a dozen wildfires are raging up and down California, forcing evacuations and bringing tragedy and loss.
As of August 9, the Carr fire in Shasta County has taken several lives, destroyed more than 1,000 residences, burned more than 177,000 acres and is only 48 percent contained. And the Mendocino Complex fire — which consists of the River and Ranch fires burning through rural Lake, Colusa and Mendocino counties — has become the largest in California’s history. As of August 9, it has burned more than 304,000 acres and is 51 percent contained.
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