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Firefighters battling Holy Fire continue to make strides

A truck and a street are covered in fire retardant dropped by an air tanker as crews battle a wildfire Friday Aug. 10 2018 in Lake Elsinore Calif Firefighters battling Holy Fire continue to make strides
Russell Knight | 14 August, 2018, 11:46

The Mendocino Complex Fire, which is made up of the River Fire and Ranch Fire, has surpassed the Thomas Fire to become the largest wildfire in California state history with over 280,000 acres charred and at least 75 homes destroyed.

The BC Wildfire Service is dealing with more than 27 fires in what officials are calling the Monashee Complex, stretching from the Lumby, B.C. area to Three Valley Gap on the Trans Canada Highway.

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If all goes well, firefighters still don't expect to the have the massive blaze completely contained until sometime in September. Thus far, firefighters believe they have about half of the Carr fire contained, but concerns remain about the remote forest and grasslands the fire is approaching. Eight people, including two firefighters, have already been claimed by this fire as it has spread to decimate more than 183,633 acres. The blaze has taken the lives of fire personnel and civilians, devouring homes and forest habitat.

The Holy Fire named for Holy Jim Canyon, where it began Monday, grew to almost 33 sq miles (85 sq km) by Saturday morning.

The fire moved north towards that area overnight, burning near homes and the dam, and crews are now on the ground working on structure defense.

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Cal Fire predicts the Mendocino fire will be fully contained by September 1.

Crews were also working on the 35-hectare Devil Creek Fire, which is posing unique challenges to firefighters.

After a father informed his daughter that her fish was likely dead, both were in for quite a shock when they returned home to a well-fed fish!

Below this message was another hand written note from police officers.

Corning Police Department officers followed their example.

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