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Mendocino Complex wildfire becomes California’s biggest ever

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Thousands of firefighters battle blaze as it destroys 87 homes and 82 other structures, and forces evacuations

Plumes of smoke towered over flame-engulfed mountains in northern California on Monday evening as thousands of firefighters grappled with the largest wildfire in state history.

At a community hall in a small farming community 121 miles north-east of San Francisco, Renato Lira, an American Red Cross disaster services worker, looked through photos on his phone of the fire he had just driven through to set up an evacuation center. As he flicked, his screen turned red.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/06/california-wildfire-mendocino-complex

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A flat tire started the deadly Carr Fire and days of devastation in California

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California wildfires: two dead and nine missing as residents evacuate

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Firefighters prevent further damage to Redding, north of San Francisco, but three smaller towns in danger as flames close in

Firefighters battling a huge wildfire in northern California kept it from doing more damage to the city of Redding but three smaller communities were in danger on Saturday as flames closed in and residents packed up to leave.

Related: Deadly wildfires blaze across California amid fears that ‘the worst is yet to come’

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/28/california-wildfires-nine-people-missing-and-two-firefighters-killed-redding