Although fires typically calm down at night because temperatures decrease and humidity increases, the Mendocino Complex Fire has continued to grow by thousands of acres regardless of the time of day, according to the Los Angeles Times and the Post.
The Ranch Fire was 225,001 acres with 21 percent containment and the River Fire was 48,663 acres with 58 percent containment.
Comprised of the River and Ranch fires, the Mendocino Complex has now surpassed last year's Thomas Fire, which torched 281,893 acres in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, as the largest fire in California history.
More than 127 wildfires are burning across about 1.6 million acres in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona and Alaska, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.
Resources assigned to the fire include 432 fire engines, 89 water tenders, 15 helicopters, 57 hand crews, and 80 dozers, for a total of 3,781 personnel.
The disaster declaration that Trump approved for California on Sunday makes available federal funding to state, local and tribal governments "on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the fix or replacement of facilities damaged by the wildfires and high winds in Shasta County".
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'Governor Jerry Brown must allow the Free Flow of the vast amounts of water coming from the North and foolishly being diverted into the Pacific Ocean.
It's unclear whether Trump's call for tree clearing "to stop fire from spreading" referred to creating fire lines by felling trees (a common and effective firefighting strategy) or to the mistaken notion that cutting down the nation's forests is a good way to restore them to a healthier, more fire-resistant condition. Henri Grissino-Mayer, a geography professor at the University of Tennessee, said he had "no clue" what Trump was referring to in his tweet.
Two fires mercilessly roaring through northern California have grown so rapidly that they are now the largest ever to ravage the state, authorities said.
The U.S. Forest Service reported that the fire crossed a highway Sunday evening, forcing crews to retreat from the fire's edge.
Another major wildfire is tearing through California and it's growing at a phenomenal pace.
Two people have died in the inferno, taking to 11 the number of people killed by major fires that broke out last month and are still ongoing. The Ferguson Fire near Yosemite National Park has claimed two lives and closed the park indefinitely.
Experts say the best way to fight these destructive wildfires is to prevent them in the first place when building homes and other buildings. Two firefighters and four other people were also killed.