23rd October 03:43 PM
California wildfire expected to burn for the rest of August
By Semi Turaga
Wednesday 08/08/2018
The Mendocino Complex fire gained pace and territory over the weekend[Photo:BBC News]

California's biggest wildfire on record is expected to burn for the rest of the month.

The fire has already engulfed 290,692 acres ‑ thats almost the size of Los Angeles.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said a third of it is under control, according to the

Firefighters are tackling 18 major blazes across California amid strong winds and low humidity.

The fire ‑ which comprises two blazes in the state's north ‑ was declared the biggest in California's history.

Officials had set a target to extinguish the fire by mid‑August, but they now say they will need until early September.

[Source:BBC News]

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