Local firefighters provide mutual aid at Holy Fire, Carr Fire


The Holy Fire has burned 10,000 acres in Orange and Riverside counties and now stands at only five percent contained. Gov.

Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency as a wildfire that forced 20,000 people from their homes continues to rage south of Los Angeles.

According to Decanter, a couple of Mendocino County wineries, including Fetzer Vineyards, have been issued evacuation orders, though Lake County vineyards bore the brunt of the smoke, with staff having to be sent home because of it.

That's an assessment climate scientists and fire ecologists agree with, as NPR's Kirk Siegler reports: "People should not take solace that this is the worst it's going to get".

The El Portal Road to Yosemite Valley is closed as a wildfire burns in Yosemite National Park in this National Park Service photo released on social media from California, U.S., August 6, 2018.

The Mendocino Fire, the largest in state history, is now 51 percent contained, but it's already scorched an area the size of Los Angeles. Andy Edman, chief of the science technology infusion division at the National Weather Service, says small particles of smoke that come from the fires can stay in the air and move through the Earth's atmosphere - all the way to the East Coast.

Forrest Gordon Clark, who local authorities have arrested and charged with two counts of felony arson and felony threatening to terrorize, spread a series of alt-right conspiracies on his personal Facebook page.

"If I didn't do a good enough job, I'll just rebuild", he said.

Meanwhile, a man charged with starting the fire refused to go to court Thursday.

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Information released by the Cleveland National Forest, which is where the fire is burning, indicates that in addition to the weather, steep terrain, and limited access, another reason they are losing ground is they are not able to obtain all the firefighting resources they have requested.

Volunteer Fire Chief Mike Milligan, who also has a cabin in the area, says every resident in the canyon is afraid of him.

(The Orange County Sheriff's Department via Reuters) A resident of Holy Jim Canyon in the forest was scheduled for a court hearing Friday on charges that he deliberately set the fire. The 181,000-acre (73,250-hectare) Carr Fire has destroyed almost 1,100 homes. "I was asleep. I had two earplugs in".

"May I pay for that immediately?" asked Clark, who could face life in prison if convicted. Early on, the blaze that erupted Monday burned a dozen cabins.

He claimed during the interview that he was the target of threats from the MS-13 gang. Most are on the front lines, using chain saws and hand tools to reduce tinder-dry brush and trees to stop the flames.

Zinke made no mention of water access in an op-ed he wrote for USA Today Wednesday on the extreme fires ripping through the Western United States.

Firefighters in California are battling 15 large fires.

Schools have been closed in Menifee, Perris and Lake Elsinore. "This should be called the Holy Hell Fire".