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A sixth firefighter killed battling California wildfires

A sixth firefighter killed battling California wildfires

It was 63 percent contained as of Monday afternoon, Cal Fire said.

A firefighter has been killed battling the largest wildfire in Californian history that has been stoked by prime fire weather conditions as it has destroyed dozens of homes.

About 4,200 fires have charred 726,000 acres (294,000 hectares) in the state so far this year, according to figures from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The Ranch Fire and the River Fire are the two fires that make up the Mendocino Complex. Meanwhile, the Ranch Fire continued its spread across another 13,000 acres leading into Monday morning.

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

A combination of state, federal and worldwide crews are struggling to establish 50 miles of fire line, Tisinger said - but with 93 percent of the River Fire under control, there is a tremendous sense of relief among those battling the flames. As many as 3,100 personnel are working the fire. "Sorry if we weren't supposed to", firefighters from Cal Fire Engine 1489 said in a hand-written note left next to Grant's fish bowl.

While it's not the largest burning in the state, the Holy Fire has raised concerns about effects on residential communities.

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As the family fled their property during the Carr Fires west of Redding, the father warned his daughter that their pet fish, named Grant, probably hadn't survived.

Another massive blaze, the Carr Fire, has blackened about 207,000 acres and killed eight people in and around Shasta County, north of Sacramento near the OR state line.

The Holy Fire was 52% contained by Monday, up from 10% on Friday. "Now we can focus on the challenge of the Ranch Fire", he said.

The road into Yosemite Valley was reopened on Tuesday for the first time since July 25, along with two highways into the park.

"They provided her with water and helped her get back on her feet", the Cleveland National Forest said in a tweet.


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