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    More than 14,000 firefighters are battling 18 major wildfires in California today. The Redding fire has now burned 167,113 acres. A fire in the Stanislaus National Forest has burned more than 11,000 acres and is only 2% contained. The Trabuco Canyon fire has burned more than 4,000 acres and is only 2% contained. California's "fire season" used to be September and October. Now it seems to be the entire 21st century!

    Firefighters gain ground on record-breaking Mendocino Complex fire as battles against statewide blazes continue

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...807-story.html

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    The fire near Redding has now burned 172,055 acres and is 47% contained. The fire near Yosemite has burned more than 91,500 acres and is 38% contained. The fire south of Vallecito burned 136 acres and is fully contained.

    The Dardanelle resort near the Sonora Pass in Stanislaus County was built in 1923 and included a motel, restaurant, cabins and RV spaces. I say "included" -- past tense -- because the resort has been destroyed by a wildfire that has now burned 11,344 acres.

    Historic California resort burns in raging Donnell fire north of Yosemite

    https://www.sfgate.com/california-wi...m-85307-tbla-8

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    The Mendocino fire has now burned 292,000 acres. The fire near Redding has burned more than 173,500 acres. The Yosemite fire has burned 95,000 acres. And this CBS News headline has to be the understatement of the year:

    Enormous blazes could make this fire season California's worst

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/califor...-states-worst/

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    The huge Idyllwild fire was arson -- and now we learn that the so-called (and bizarrely named) Holy fire in Trabuco Canyon, which has burned 4,130 acres and is only 5% contained, is also arson. A 51-year-old man has been arrested for setting the fire.

    New mandatory evacuations as Holy Fire burns closer to some communities

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...808-story.html

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    In 1933, Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach wrote Smoke Gets In Your Eyes. I think it should replace Francis Silverwood's I Love You California as our official state song.

    Smoke from California wildfires now covers three quarters of the state

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/califor...es-2018-08-08/

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    Here are more details about the deranged arsonist who started the Trabuco Canyon fire and who should have been institutionalized long ago:

    Holy Fire suspect warned fire chief in an e-mail: 'This place will burn'

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ca...FHJv?ocid=AMZN

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    The California fires continue to rage out of control. A Cal Fire mechanic assigned to the Carr fire near Redding died when his vehicle hit a tree. His is the eighth death blamed on the fire, which has now burned 177,450 acres.

    The Mendocino fire has burned 304,400 acres. The Yosemite fire has burned 95,000 acres. The Stanislaus County fire has burned 17,940 acres. The Trabuco Canyon fire has burned 9,600 acres and is only 5% contained.

    Today is the official birthday of Smokey Bear. He first appeared on a US Forest Service fire-prevention poster August 9, 1944. He must be extremely dismayed and saddened by all the fires in California.

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    Another day, another new California wildfire. This latest one has burned more than 100 acres west of Ramona in San Diego County.

    Holy fire threatens Lake Elsinore, bringing evacuations; new fire breaks out near Ramona

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...808-story.html

    Fire closes Yosemite Valley indefinitely

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart...ely-180969958/

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    If it was up to me, I would call the Trabuco Canyon/Lake Elsinore blaze the Unholy fire. In fact, all the fires burning in California are unholy.

    Waging a desperate fight to save homes as Holy fire explodes to more than 18,000 acres

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/msn/w...res/ar-BBLLctR

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    Here are the latest figures on California's four largest wildfires -- five, actually, because what's being called the Mendocino Complex fire is two separate blazes in Mendocino County. One has burned 258,530 acres and one has burned 48,920 acres.

    Mendocino Complex fire: 307,450 acres burned.
    Carr fire near Redding: 181,500 acres burned.
    Donnell fire in Stanislaus County: 23,900 acres burned.
    Holy fire in Trabuco Canyon/Lake Elsinore: 18,140 acres burned.

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