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California's Largest Wildfire: The Mendocino Complex

Authorities say the fires known as The Mendocino Complex have become the state's largest wildfire in history.

Posted: Aug 6, 2018 9:15 PM
Updated: Aug 6, 2018 9:24 PM

Mendocino County, Calif.-- Authorities are now calling the Mendocino Complex fire burning north of San Francisco the largest wildfire in California's history.

The fire consists of two fires burning a few miles apart that joined together to form the Mendocino Complex fire on July 27th.

Officials say the flames have scorched about 283,000 acres - that's about the size of Los Angeles.

The fire has burned 75 homes and forced thousands of people to evacuate.

Harsh conditions such as gusty winds and building heat have made it difficult to fight the fire.

Chico
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Oroville
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Chester
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The threat of thunderstorms is driving high fire danger across northern California today and most of our region will be under a Red Flag Warning this afternoon and evening. Very hot and dry weather is on the way in your extended forecast, with dangerous heat projected to return this weekend.
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