Mendocino Complex fire

Firefighter Mathew Burchet of Utah died fighting the Mendocino Complex fire in northern California.
Unified Fire Authority via AP, File
September 14, 2018 - 11:27 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new report says a firefighter battling the largest wildfire in California history was killed last month when thousands of gallons of flame-suppressing liquid were dropped from a Boeing 747 flying only 100 feet (30 meters) above treetops. The retardant struck with such...
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The Mendocino Complex Fire has burned more than 360,000 acres in northern California since July 27.
Jose Luis Villegas/Sacramento Bee/TNS/Sipa USA
Holly Quan
August 22, 2018 - 9:07 am
Verizon hindered firefighters from Santa Clara who were helping contain the largest wildfire in state history by slashing speeds for the department's wireless plan.
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A U.S. Air Force plane drops fire retardant on a burning hillside in the Ranch Fire in Clearlake Oaks, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)
August 06, 2018 - 7:42 pm
LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — Twin Northern California blazes fueled by dry vegetation and hot, windy weather grew Monday to become the largest wildfire in state history, becoming the norm as climate change makes the fire season longer and more severe. The two fires burning a few miles apart and known as...
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