Firefighters Making Progress On Calif.’s Largest Fire

Firefighters are making progress against the largest California wildfire ever recorded, although thousands of homes and buildings remain under threat, according to Fox News.

State fire officials Wednesday (Aug. 8) night said the Mendocino Complex — twin fires that are being fought together — has destroyed 119 homes and 472 square miles of brush and timber north of San Francisco.

The complex is 47% contained. However, the smaller of the two blazes actually is 81% surrounded. Fire crews have kept the southern edge from spreading. Authorities lifted mandatory evacuation orders for most communities near the resort of Clear Lake.

Meanwhile, a fire that destroyed more than 1,000 homes in and around Redding in northern California remains 47% surrounded.

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