Trump Blames California Wildfires on Poor Environmental Laws

Trump Blames California Wildfires on Poor Environmental Laws

Trump Blames California Wildfires on Poor Environmental Laws

It's a virtual certainty the fire will become the state's largest wildfire in history in the coming days, as last December's Thomas fire, claimed 281,893 acres.

NORTHCOM's National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise, Idaho, has estimated that more than 127 wildfires are burning on about 1.6 million acres in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona and Alaska.

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. The battle is dictated by topography, the construction of physical fire breaks, and the use of fire retardant dropped from airborne vessels.

The fire has destroyed 75 homes and forced thousands to flee. The Mendocino Complex Fires, which have killed two people, have grown to a combined 273,664.

More than 14,000 firefighters are fighting various fires across the north west of the US.

The images on Lira's phone are a testament to the forbidding atmosphere in a region that has seen repeated blazes over the past four years, threatening the local economy and leading residents to question fire prevention strategies.

Through last week, California fires had torched about 117,300 hectares, more than double the five-year average over that same period, according to Cal Fire.

The twin wildfires, collectively known as the Mendocino Complex Fire, have together more than doubled in size in just the past four days and burned through 273,664 acres or 427 square miles of parched land - an area nearly the size of Los Angeles.

According to CBS News, there are now at least 18 major wildfires throughout the state of California that have killed nine people.

The Lake County Sheriff's Office says deputies on Saturday found the men watering a marijuana crop about 20 yards (18 meters) from the fire line.

"It is being diverted into the Pacific Ocean", he added. Think of California with plenty of Water - Nice!

Firefighters by Saturday night had managed to contain 41% of the Carr blaze, measured at 58,680 hectares, and authorities were allowing some evacuees to return, Cal Fire said. Whatever his targets, they don't prevent "readily available water" to be utilised to fight fires.

Thinning can help reduce fire severity by limiting fuel, Stewart said, but the president's tweet misses some important nuance.

Woodward said the crew will be traveling to Northern California sometime this week. Another large fire that is still now uncontained, the Carr Fire, is climbing the list at number 12.

Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in in Shasta County can begin applying for assistance on August 6 by registering at or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).

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