Massive California wildfire becomes fifth largest in state history

Scott Whitley watches as the Ponderosa Fire burns a garage at his residence east of Oroville, California, U.S. August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Noah Berger

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A massive, out-of-control Northern California wildfire that destroyed 68 homes and forced thousands to flee has become the fifth largest in state history, officials said on Sunday, as crews battled high temperatures and strong winds. The Mendocino Complex Fire, made up of two separate conflagrations that merged near Ukiah, north of […]

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