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    Firefighters are hoping to halt the northeastern and northwestern movement of the Ranch fire and have it fully contained by September 1. Today it is 67% contained and has burned 355,612 acres (556 square miles). The fire near Redding is 90% contained and the Holy fire in Trabuco Canyon is only 29% contained.

    'Best chance' to end largest wildfire in California history is within reach

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/be...e=BBMgmf3_1|13

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    The Mendocino Complex fires have now burned 410,482 acres (641 square miles). The Ranch Fire is 74% contained and has burned 361,562 acres. Firefighters still say it should be fully contaned by September 1. The River Fire remains under containment and has burned 48,920 acres.

    https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/6073/46508/

    Here is a continuously updated map of the fires:

    https://www.pressdemocrat.com/multim...p-of-the-river

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    The Mendocino Complex fires have now burned an area more than half the size of Rhode Island. The Ranch fire has burned 366,086 acres. The River fire remains at 48,920 acres. Total: 415,006 acres (648 square miles).

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    Last month's Klamathon fire near the California-Oregon border -- Who the heck gives these fires such ridiculous names, anyway? -- burned 38,008 acres, destroyed 83 homes and buildings and killed a 72-year-old man. We now know what started the blaze: A careless schmuck burning his trash.

    Man accused of starting Klamathon fire charged with arson and involuntary manslaughter

    http://www.kdrv.com/content/news/Sus...491578231.html

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    The Mendocino Complex fire has now burned 451,388 acres (705 square miles) and is 83% contained. The Carr fire near Redding has burned 229,651 acres and is 56% contained.
    The Ferguson fire near Yosemite is 100% contained after burning 96,901 acres. The Holy fire in Trabuco Canyon/Lake Elsinore has burned 22,885 acres and is 91% contained.

    Historically, the majority of California's largest wildfires have occurred in September and October. Historically -- but not anymore. And with increasingly warmer temperatures and lengthier droughts leading to drier brush and dying forests, California could soon be experiencing intense wildfires every day of the year.

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    More than 1,000 homes and buildings are still threatened by the Ranch fire but it is now 90% contained. Combined, the two Mendocino Complex fires have now burned 459,102 acres (717 square miles).

    Mendocino Complex approaching full containment as massive wildfire hits 1-month mark

    https://www.sacbee.com/news/state/ca...217439080.html

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    How many wildfires have been started by careless smokers? I agree that smoking should be banned at state parks. If people want to set fire to paper tubes stuffed with dead leaves and suck the hot chemical-laden smoke into their lungs, they can do it in their own homes.

    California wildfires fuel a new push to ban smoking at state parks and beaches

    http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-p...830-story.html

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    The huge wildfire near Redding burned 229,651 acres and destroyed more than 1,600 homes, buildings and other structures. It is now finally contained. How many uncontained fires remain? I've lost count.

    Carr fire is 100% contained after 39 days and eight deaths

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/to...Gp5L?ocid=AMZN

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    Yes sir, these insurance companies are all heart! Many have stopped renewing policies for homeowners who live in areas with a high risk of wildfires. The insurance companies prefer to provide insurance to homeowners who don't really need it.

    As California fire disasters worsen, insurers are pulling out and stranding homeowners

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...830-story.html

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    Santa Barbara County Fire Chief Eric Peterson announced yesterday that he will retire at the end of October. In his 32-year career, he's dealt with 11 major wildfires. Twelve, if you count the one that broke out this afternoon:

    Brush fire burns 100 acres in beleaguered Santa Barbara County

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...901-story.html

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