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[Published: Tuesday August 07 2018]

 California wildfire  'largest in state's history'


CALIFORNIA, United States 7 Aug (ANA) - Twin wildfires in California, known as the Mendocino Complex Fire, have grown to become the largest active wildfire in state history, officials said on Monday.

The fires have spread rapidly in recent days to burn 283,800 acres of land - an area almost the size of Los Angeles.

Firefighters are tackling 16 major blazes across the state amid hot weather, strong winds and low humidity.

At least seven people have been killed in the Carr fire in the state's north.

Meanwhile US President Donald Trump has reiterated social media comments that the fires' spread is being "made so much worse" by California's environmental laws.

Local officials and experts have criticised and dismissed his tweets.

More than 14,000 firefighters and hundreds of US army personnel are trying to contain the more than a dozen major fires burning throughout the state.

National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Hurley has warned conditions are not going to immediately improve - with temperatures as high as 43C (110F) being forecast for some areas.(ANA)
FA/ANA/7 August 2018--------
 

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