September 23, 2021

Mendocino Complex fire is largest wildfire in California history

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By Tim Stelloh From NBC More than 14,000 firefighters are now battling over a dozen major blazes across the state. A wildfire burning through Northern California became the state’s largest on record on Monday, scorching more than 283,000 acres, officials said. The Mendocino Complex blaze — a conglomerate of the River and Ranch fires burning […]

Episcopal Relief & Development responding to the Carr Fire in Northern California

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From Sally Haims Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with the Diocese of Northern California to provide emergency support to help the most vulnerable in communities impacted by the Carr Fire that started on July 23.  The agency is providing support for rental assistance, short-term storage for recovered belongings, food, gasoline and replacement of lost […]

Deadly wildfires in California

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Firefighters from Australia have been called in to help fight the deadly wildfires in California By SARAH KIMMORLEY From Business Insider 188 Australian and Kiwi firefighters have been sent to California. Many will be sent to the Carr Fire, which has spread across 51,360 hectares. The blaze has killed at least six people and destroyed […]

A fire tornado hit California. Here’s how it happened

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BY MARK KAUFMAN From Mashable At around 7:00 p.m. PT on July 26, a towering vortex of smoke and flame spun into the California sky. The tornado-like column rose over 16,000 feet into the air. It was a violent night for the Carr Fire, which after preying on profoundly dry forests, breached the Sacramento River […]