The Guardian (guardian_news) wrote,
The Guardian

Enormous wildfire leaves California wondering: will it ever get a break?

The deadly Mendocino complex fire in the north may be the second-largest in state history

Plumes of smoke towered over flame-engulfed mountains in northern California on Monday as firefighters grappled with what may be, by some measures, the second-largest wildfire in state history.

At a community hall in a small farming community 121 miles north-east of San Francisco, Renato Lira, an American Red Cross disaster services worker, looked through photos on his phone of the fire he had just driven through to set up an evacuation center. As he flicked, his screen turned red.

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