California fire officials said Monday that the two fires about 100 miles north of San Francisco were 30 percent contained and have scorched 428 square miles. Fueled by high temperatures, low humidity and wind, the fire has destroyed almost 170 homes and other structures, according to The Washington Post.
Richard Arnold II, a NASA astronaut aboard the ISS, posted images Monday above California that showed plumes of smoke traveling eastward as at least 16 major fires burned across the state.
The River and Ranch fires, which together are called the Mendocino Complex, blackened an area of 273,660 acres (110,750 hectares). Jerry Brown declares state of emergency in Lake, Mendocino and Napa counties due to fires The president took aim at Brown on Twitter about fresh water being diverted into the Pacific Ocean.
A new fire erupted Monday in Orange County, south of Los Angeles, and prompted the evacuation of two canyons and some campgrounds as it expanded into the Cleveland National Forest.
Hotter weather attributed to climate change is drying out vegetation, creating more intense fires that spread quickly from rural areas to city subdivisions, climate and fire experts say.
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As for the severity of the golden state's fire season, that's attributed to the warming climate, not environmental laws. It now sits at No. 6 on that list after destroying more than 1,600 structures and leaving six people dead.
'It is being diverted into the Pacific Ocean.
However, Trump is also touching on complaints that environmental policies stop land managers from clearing brush, dead trees and other biomass in forests that feed fires, and experts say that is a legitimate debate.
There's always been a conflict between farmers and environmental groups over how much water should go to crops versus rivers and lakes.
"The soldiers will be outfitted with wildland fire Personal Protective Equipment and all of the gear they will need to serve as wildland firefighters", U.S. Northern Command said in a statement.