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Calif. Wildfire Could Take Until Sept. 1 To Extinguish

It may take until September to contain the largest fire in California history, which is now nearly the size of Los Angeles, according to CNN.

So far, two firefighters have been injured while fighting the Mendocino Complex Fire, which consists of two fires — the Ranch Fire and the River Fire — in northern California. The pair have burned 292,692 acres and was 34% contained as of Tuesday (Aug. 7) evening.

The colossal fire altogether has destroyed 75 residences, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, known as Cal Fire.

Cal Fire estimated that full containment could take until Sept. 1. The Mendocino Complex Fire ignited on July 27.

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