CalFire: Firefighter in Mendocino Complex Fire dies, River Fire 100% contained

High wildfire alert due to heat and storm threat

High wildfire alert due to heat and storm threat

A firefighter monitors a back fire while battling the Medocino Complex fire on August 7, near Lodoga, Calif. He said crews were able to hold it back from the majority of the summer homes in that area, and they are working to control the fire "back around the the southern fork" of Lake Pillsbury.

The MAFFS system can literally be rolled onto a number of different aircraft, including the legendary C-130 Hercules, allowing for integral air support in the firefighting effort without the need (and expense) of an entire fleet of dedicated firefighting aircraft.

The Carr fire was first reported on July 23, when a trailer tire blew on a road near Redding, California. The River Fire has stay the same size, at 48,920 acres, for more than a day, and containment is now 93%.

Firefighters battling the Carr Fire further north - near Mount Shasta - did not have the same reprieve from scorching temperatures over the weekend, Jason Shanley, a Cal Fire spokesman told NPR.

Progress has been made, as the Carr Fire is now up to 63 percent contained, according to CAL FIRE.

As they battled the blaze, Californian firefighters and the Corning Police Department had taken time to feed the fish.

Featured image: C-130 equipped with a MAFFS system sprays retardant over the Black Crater Fire in Oregon. At least 3221 personnel continue to fight both fires in the Mendocino Complex.

Full containment is not expected on the until September 1, fire officials said.

Below this message was another hand written note from police officers.

"Good luck", the second note said, as if Grant and his owner hadn't already enjoyed a great deal of fortune. "Fed your fish on 8-1-2018 @ 10:33 a.m".

While it's not the largest burning in the state, the Holy Fire has raised concerns about its effect on residential communities.

The 190,873-acre (77,243-hectare) Carr Fire has destroyed almost 1,100 homes.

The man accused of deliberately starting the fire appeared in court on Friday, but his arraignment was postponed.

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