Wildfires the size of Los Angeles may be California's worst

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Meanwhile, new evacuations were ordered Saturday evening near two fires burning in Mendocino and Lake counties, that have destroyed 41 homes and threaten about 9,000 more.

Crews made progress over the weekend against one of the two blazes in the Mendocino Complex with help from water-dropping aircraft, Cal Fire operations chief Charlie Blankenheim said in a video on Facebook.

The wildfires are "extremely fast, extremely aggressive, extremely unsafe", said Scott McLean, a deputy chief with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Henri Grissino-Mayer, a professor of geography at the University of Tennessee, nevertheless countered President Trump's statements and stated he had "no clue" what the President was referring to.

A day later he posted another tweet about water being "diverted", and he said Gov.

"California's forests and rangelands aren't dry and burning because of CA's water policies", Gleick said.

Firefighters stand watch on a roof as a wildfire sweeps through the area near Lakeport, Calif., Thursday, August 2, 2018.

The Cedar Fire, which burned through 273,246 acres in October 2003, is the third-largest in state history and is still the deadliest on Cal Fire's top-20 fires in terms of fatalities directly related to the fire (15).

However, if the fire does manage to cross the dozer lines covered in retardant, Blankenheim said there are "engines in place ready to protect structures".

Trump's tweet went on: "Must also tree clear to stop fire spreading!" Jerry Brown on Twitter, saying he "must allow the Free Flow of the vast amounts of water coming from the North and foolishly being diverted into the Pacific Ocean".

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That fire killed two people, including a firefighter, and destroyed more than 1,000 buildings.

Brown's office announced Saturday that the White House has approved a request for a presidential major disaster declaration that would help fire victims in Shasta County, which has been ravaged by the Carr Fire.

On Sunday, Trump tweeted, "California wildfires are being magnified & made so much worse by the bad environmental laws which aren't allowing massive amount of readily available water to be properly utilized".

California has long had problems with fires during the summer but climate change has been blamed for the hotter weather and extremely dry vegetation which have aided them.

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Reports surfaced last week that the Carr Fire was started when a tire failed on a trailer, causing its rim to scrape on asphalt along Highway 299 and ignite the sixth-most destructive wildfire in California's history.

The smaller fire, known as River Fire, is more contained and has grown by only a few thousand acres over the weekend.

Another blaze that ignited last week in the Sierra Nevada has damaged a historic Northern California resort in the Stanislaus National Forest.

At least seven people have been killed in the Carr fire in the state's north. Of the 89,633 acres burned, firefighters have contained about 38%, according to authorities.