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California: Mendocino Complex Fire Explodes to 28000 Acres

California: Mendocino Complex Fire Explodes to 28000 Acres

The massive wildfire has torched 1,018 homes in and around the city of Redding, according to CAL FIRE.

The twin fires in Mendocino and Lake counties flared up late Sunday, forcing the new evacuations from the 4,700-resident town of Lakeport and other communities near Clear Lake, about 120 miles (195 kilometers) north of San Francisco.

The fire is comprised of the Ranch Fire, which spans 13,000 acres located at Highway CA-20 about 8 miles to the northeast of Ukiah, and the River Fire, which totals 11,000 acres and is located 6 miles north of Hopland, said local fire authorities.

A number of areas in Mendocino and Lake County are under mandatory evacuation orders.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection say that another 440 buildings including barns and warehouses have also been destroyed by the fire.

The huge Redding area blaze that has been burning for more than a week has displaced 38,000 from their homes and killed six people.

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About 4,500 structures are now being threatened by the fire, which has already destroyed four homes, according to Cal Fire Mendocino. It is 35 percent contained.

California fire officials say that blaze grew overnight to 153 square miles (395 square kilometers). Seven residences and three outbuildings have been destroyed between the two fires.

National Park officials said yesterday the scenic Yosemite Valley and other areas will be closed "at least through Sunday" due to heavy smoke from the so-called Ferguson Fire.

"We had a lot of equipment on it last night", Gonzalez said.

"We've never really been out of the drought", McLean added.

Evacuations are in progress for Mendocino Pass Road, east of Covelo. "Repopulation of communities affected by evacuations will continue as conditions allow".


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