Yesterday we told you that the Mendocino Complex fire burning in Northern California was the fourth largest in the state’s history. That was then – as the blaze is now the largest wildfire in the state's history.
At last check, the two fires which combined to form the Mendocino Complex have scorched more than 283-thousand acres in Mendocino, Lake and Colusa counties. The larger of the fires is the Ranch fire, which has burned 235-thousand acres and is only 21-percent contained.
The Mendocino Complex fire overtook last year’s Thomas fire, which burned 281-thousand acres in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties between December and January.
- More than 14,000 firefighters are battling the wildfires across California right now – and they’re not alone. International teams from Australia and New Zealand have landed in the Golden State to lend a land.
- ONE MORE THING! Don’t forget about the Carr Fire, which is burning farther south since July 23rd. Currently the sixth worst fire in the state’s history, it’s left more than 164-thousand acres in shambles. While it’s 47% contained, there are still over one-thousand families who no longer have homes to go back to.
Source: CBS News