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Worst Wildfires in California's History

Posted 322 days ago | 07.08.18

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Worst Wildfires in California's History

Two wildfire in California have spread rapidly in recent days to burn 283,800 acres of land, an area almost the size of Los Angeles. Sixteen major blazes are being fuelled by hot weather, high winds and low humidity.

Officials stated on Monday that the twin wildfires in California, known as the Mendocino Complex Fire, have grown to become the largest active wildfire in state history.

President Donald Trump has repeated his tweets claiming that the fires' spread is being "made so much worse" by California's environmental laws. Lcal experts and officials have rebutted his tweets .

More than 14,000 firefighters and hundreds of US army personnel are trying to contain the major fires burning throughout the state.

Weather forecasters have said that conditions are not going to improve immediately and temperatures as high as 43C (110F)  are being forecast for some areas.

Experts say 2018 has the worst start to the fire season in 10 years,  partly due to the 2012-2017 drought that killed off large amounts of vegetation. President Trump is blaming this on environmental policies in California, a state that does not support him.

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