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    When I started the "California burning" thread ten months ago, I never imagined it would require daily updates. Today there are 18 wildfires still raging. The fire near Redding has burned 126,000 acres and destroyed 1,555 homes and buildings, the Yosemite-area fire has burned 68,610 acres and two fires in Mendocino County have burned a combined 110,000 acres.

    Red flag conditions threaten to stoke large wildfires burning in Northern California

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...802-story.html

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    The fire near Redding has now burned 131,896 acres and is 39% contained. The fire near Yosemite has burned 73,560 acres and is 41% contained. The two Mendocino County fires have burned a combined 153,000 acres. And this -- this is scary:

    California’s Carr Fire may have unleashed the most intense fire tornado ever observed in the US
    The Washington Post, Aug 3 2018 11:54 AM

    A tornado? Scary. Wildfire? Horrific. A tornado made of fire? Just about the most terrifying thing Mother Nature can whip up. On July 26, the Carr Fire near Redding unleashed a vortex with winds so strong it uprooted trees and stripped away their bark. The National Weather Service estimated the fire-induced tempest packed winds in excess of 143 mph. Such wind strength is equivalent to an EF3 tornado, on the 0-to-5 scale for twister intensity. "This is historic in the US," said Craig Clements, director of San Jose State University’s Fire Weather Research Laboratory. "This might be the strongest fire-induced tornado-like circulation ever recorded."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...ed-in-the-u-s/

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    Yosemite National Park was established in 1890 and covers 747,956 acres. This morning the Ferguson fire spread into the park and is burning toward the Badger Pass ski area. It has now burned more than 77,200 acres.

    Fire siege leaves Yosemite empty of humans and filled with smoke during peak summer season

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...804-story.html

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    The fire near Redding has now burned 140,000 acres. Fire officials said today the fire was caused by sparks -- and the sparks were caused by someone driving a car with a flat tire.

    The Sir Douglas Quintet had a hit song titled Mendocino. That was in the year 1968 BC -- before the conflagrations:

    Mendocino Complex fire explodes to 229,000 acres, making it one of the largest on record
    Los Angeles Times, Aug 4 2018 7:30 PM

    A massive pair of fires burning on either side of Clear Lake, about 100 miles north of San Francisco, exploded to 229,000 acres tonight, making it one of the largest on record in California and the most pressing of 17 large wildfires across the state.

    The Mendocino Complex fire, as it’s called, consists of two separate conflagrations that have forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes. The fire has burned dozens of homes and is now the sixth-largest blaze on record in California. The largest is last year’s Thomas fire, which burned 281,000 acres in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...804-story.html

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    The Redding fire has now burned 154,600 acres. The Yosemite fire has burned 89,700 acres. The Mendocino fire has burned 254,000 acres and is now the fifth-largest wildfire in California history.

    Mendocino Complex fire keeps burning; 68 homes lost and more evacuations ordered

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...805-story.html

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    The Redding fire has now burned more than 163,000 acres, the Yosemite fire has burned 91,500 acres and the Mendocino fire has burned 274,000 acres (426 square miles) and is soon going to surpass last year's Thomas fire as the largest in state history.

    Mendocino Complex fire is now second-largest in California history

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...806-story.html

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    Did you know California's firefighters do not have "readily available water" because "bad environmental laws" are diverting the water "into the Pacific Ocean"? That is according to Donald Trump, the tweeter-in-chief.

    In a strikingly ignorant tweet, Trump gets almost everything about California wildfires wrong

    http://www.latimes.com/business/hilt...806-story.html

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    Trabuco Canyon is an unincorporated community in the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains in eastern Orange County. Trabuco Canyon is also the site of the newest California wildfire. This fire is in an inaccessible area. Helicopters and air tankers are making water drops.

    Trabuco Canyon brush fire: Fast-moving blaze burns 75-100 acres, destroys cabin

    https://abc7.com/trabuco-canyon-brus...cture/3895291/

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    Today's fast-moving fire in Trabuco Canyon -- Trabuco is the Spanish word for "blunderbuss," a 17th-century muzzle-loading firearm -- has already burned 1,200 acres.

    1,200-acre brush fire explodes in Orange County; local residents evacuated

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...806-story.html

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    Twenty-four hours ago, the Mendocino Complex fire was the fifth-largest in California history. Now it's the largest. Last year's Thomas fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties burned 281,893 acres and destroyed 1,063 homes and buildings. The Mendocino fire has now destroyed 75 homes and burned 283,800 acres (443 square miles).

    The Trabuco Canyon fire is up to 4,000 acres. The wildfire near Redding has burned 164,400 acres. Fires are still burning in Idyllwild and Yosemite. Smaller fires are burning near Julian, Parkfield, Vallecito, Coulterville, Rancho Calaveras, Kettleman City, Temescal Valley and other parts of the state. Pray for rain!

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