Mendocino Complex: Another day of successes, setbacks

Mendocino Complex: Another day of successes, setbacks

Together, the fires haves destroyed 75 homes and 68 other structures, while threatening more than 9,300 others.

The Mendocino Complex blaze has become California's biggest ever fire.

While supporting the overstretched California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), they "will be accompanied by experienced wildland fire strike team leaders and crew bosses from wildland fire management", NORTHCOM said in a statement.

The fires, known as the Mendocino Complex, are burning around 100 miles north of San Francisco.

Evan Westrup, Brown's press secretary, said Trump's tweeting "does not merit a response".

Speaking to CNN, he said: "California does not divert water to the ocean".

Peter Gleick, one of California's leading experts on Western water resources as president of the Oakland-based Pacific Institute, said that Trump appeared to be seizing on the wildfires to side with farmers on a separate debate over how to allocate California's finite water resources among farmers, cities, fish and wildlife.

"This year's changing weather pattern is leading to more severe and destructive wildfires".

"Can be used for fires, farming and everything else", the president said. "Must also tree clear to stop fire from spreading!"

Elsewhere across the state, firefighters are working to put out more than a dozen other fires that have killed several people, ravaged thousands of acres, and sparked air quality alerts.

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But those policies fall within the jurisdiction of the federal government, as well as the state, since national forests and their environs are where much of the encroachment - the so-called wildland-urban interface - has taken place.

About 200 active-duty troops from the 14th Brigade Engineer Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, will get a quick course in becoming "wildland firefighters" to battle the deadly wildfires devastating wide swaths of California, the Pentagon said Monday.

The US president has criticised Governor Jerry Brown and California's environmental laws on social media in recent days.

The dry, hot weather that climate change brings adds to the dried tinder and risk.

Nine people have been killed so far, including four firefighters.

The fire has burned over 160,000 acres of land, and was 43 percent contained on Sunday evening, according to CAL FIRE.

SAFD spokesman Woody Woodward told KSAT.com that the Fire Department is expected to send an engine truck, a brush truck and seven crew members to Shasta County. ZACA FIRE (Santa Barbara County), July 2007 Acres burned: Structures destroyed: Deaths: 7. The state's fire agency, CalFire, said it has not had problems accessing water.

On Sunday, 140 fire managers and specialists from Australia and New Zealand underwent special training and were issued safety gear at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise before being deployed to fires in the Pacific Northwest and California.

Firefighters have achieved more than 40 percent containment of that fire, which had reached into remote areas of the country's third-oldest national park.

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