More than 100 large wildfires in U.S. as six new blazes erupt

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

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The second biggest is the Carr Fire in Shasta County, also in Northern California. He's being held on $1 million bail, and faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted.

The mapping flight Sunday night did not show any major fire activity on the rest of the fire, or on any of the perimeter of the other fire in the Complex, the River Fire west of Clear Lake.

Eight civilians have also been killed in the blazes across the state.

The Holy Fire named for Holy Jim Canyon, where it began Monday, grew to almost 33 sq miles (85 sq km) by Saturday morning. It is still at 61 percent containment at 61 percent containment at over 201,000 acres.

Two firefighters were killed in the Ferguson Fire, which began on July 13 in Mariposa County, east of San Jose and burning in part of Yosemite National Park.

The firefighters normally work in the Los Padres National Forest.

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"We're spending probably, this season, over $2 billion fighting forest fires when many of them could be prevented by better forest management techniques", Zinke said. I've been to a lot of fires and this is just something else.

"Whether you believe or don't believe in climate change, it doesn't relieve you of the responsibility to remove the dead and dying timber and manage our forests, so you don't have these burns", Zinke said. As it has grown to cover more than 202,000 acres, 1,077 homes, 22 commercial structures and 500 other buildings have burned.

The Mendocino Complex Unified Incident Commanders will be making a press statement...

Fire officials have issued a grim prediction, warning that massive blazes will cost the state billions of dollars more over the next decade.

He said dry thunderstorms, which produce lightning but little rain, are expected for parts of the Rocky Mountain region, while the U.S. north-west has critical fire weather conditions that include strong winds and low relative humidity.

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