68 Homes Lost, More Evacuations Ordered as Mendocino Complex Fire Becomes 4th Largest in State History
The Mendocino Complex fire continued to grow at an alarming rate, burning more than 266,000 acres by Sunday morning and becoming the fourth-largest in California history.
The massive blaze, the most serious of 17 major brush fires burning in California this weekend, was raging across wilderness on both sides of Clear Lake, forcing more evacuations in rural areas of three Northern California counties.
Officials said 9,300 structures are threatened, 68 homes have burned and 12 have been 12 damaged. Officials expect the Medocino Complex to climb to the third-largest wildfire by Monday morning.
The Mendocino Complex is two fires, the Ranch and River, which have burned in separate directions for days.
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