Deadly California wildfire causes massive destruction

Believed to be one of the worst in the American state, the wildfire has displaced thousands.  

Aug 04, 2018, 07:19 AM IST

Believed to be one of the worst in the American state, the wildfire has displaced thousands.

 

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Thousands of mountain residents in Calirfornia have been evacuated due to a massive wildfire here. (All photos and text courtesy Reuters)

 

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The Mendocino Complex Fire grew to 153,738 acres (62,000 hectares) on Friday (August 2), about half the size of Los Angeles. 16,000 homeowners have fleed a blaze that has destroyed 88 structures.

 

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Fuelled by triple-digit temperatures, the blazes have put California on track for its most destructive fire year since 2008.

 

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"These fires are just unpredictable and extremely dangerous. they`ve killed, they`re killers,"  Cal Fire Deputy Chief Scott McLean has said.

 

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The Carr Fire is 39-percent contained, but firefighters are widening fire breaks to prevent winds from causing it to flare up again.

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