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Aug 6, 2018

California’s Mendocino fires

California’s Mendocino fires

The Ranch and River fires have charred more than 125,000 acres on the southern end of the Mendocino National Forest.

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A firefighter watches the flames advance up a hill towards homes as crews battle the Carr Fire, west of Redding FRED GREAVES/REUTERS

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Burning embers swirl around firefighters as they stand guard at a home while battling the Carr Fire, west of Redding FRED GREAVES/REUTERS

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Flames of the Carr Fire approach a truck as it burns west of Redding FRED GREAVES/REUTERS

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A firefighter watches the flames of the Carr Fire advance as it burns west of Redding FRED GREAVES/REUTERS

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An inmate fire crew cuts fire lines in hot and smoky conditions while working to stop the spread of the Carr Fire, west of Redding, California FRED GREAVES/REUTERS

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A charred neighborhood destroyed by the Carr Fire is seen west of Redding, California FRED GREAVES/REUTERS

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A charred child's bike at a home that burned in the Carr Fire is seen west of Redding FRED GREAVES/REUTERS

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A charred child's bike at a home that burned as the Carr Fire west of Redding FRED GREAVES/REUTERS

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An inmate fire crew walks towards active fire while they work to stop the spread of the Carr Fire, west of Redding FRED GREAVES/REUTERS

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Firefighters mop up hotspots in a area where homes burned in the Carr Fire, west of Redding FRED GREAVES/REUTERS

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Helicopters drop water on hotspots of the Carr Fire west of Redding FRED GREAVES/REUTERS

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The setting sun is turned red by the smoke from the Carr Fire west of Redding FRED GREAVES/REUTERS

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A fawn pauses near burned house as fire fighters battle the Carr Fire west of Redding BOB STRONG/REUTERS

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Fire fighters clear trees as they battle the Carr Fire west of Redding BOB STRONG/REUTERS

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Smoke and haze fill the air from the Carr Fire west of Redding BOB STRONG/REUTERS

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Toys stand untouched near a home destroyed by the Carr Fire west of Redding BOB STRONG/REUTERS

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The debris of a burned home is seen after the Carr Fire west of Redding BOB STRONG/REUTERS

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The debris of a burned home is seen after the Carr Fire west of Redding BOB STRONG/REUTERS

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The Carr Fire burns west of Redding BOB STRONG/REUTERS

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The suns sets over hills burned by the Carr Fire west of Redding BOB STRONG/REUTERS

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The suns sets over hills burned by the Carr Fire west of Redding BOB STRONG/REUTERS

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A helicopter prepares to drop water on the Carr Fire as it burns west of Redding BOB STRONG/REUTERS

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The sun sets over hills burned by the Carr Fire west of Redding BOB STRONG/REUTERS

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The suns sets over hills burned by the Carr Fire west of Redding BOB STRONG/REUTERS

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Scarred hills remain after the Carr Fire west of Redding BOB STRONG/REUTERS

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Underbrush burns on the south edge of the Carr Fire near Igo BOB STRONG/REUTERS

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Underbrush burns on the south edge of the Carr Fire near Igo BOB STRONG/REUTERS

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A wooden structure burns on the south edge of the Carr Fire near Igo BOB STRONG/REUTERS

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Hills are bare after being burned in the Carr Fire near Igo BOB STRONG/REUTERS

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A firetruck rushes past flames that overran a road at the River Fire in Lakeport FRED GREAVES/REUTERS

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Firefighters knock down hotspots to slow the spread of the River Fire in Lakeport FRED GREAVES/REUTERS

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A firefighter knocks down hotspots to slow the spread of the River Fire in Lakeport FRED GREAVES/REUTERS

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A firefighter knocks down hotspots to slow the spread of the River Fire in Lakeport FRED GREAVES/REUTERS

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A structure burns out of control in the River Fire in Lakeport FRED GREAVES/REUTERS

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A firefighter lights backfires while battling the Ranch Fire north of Upper Lake, California FRED GREAVES/REUTERS

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A firefighter walks away from backfires used to slow the spread of the Ranch Fire north of Upper Lake, California FRED GREAVES/REUTERS

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A firefighter throws an incendiary device into the brush to ignite backfires while battling the Ranch Fire north of Upper Lake, California FRED GREAVES/REUTERS

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An air tanker drops fire retardant to slow the spread of the River Fire near Lakeport, California FRED GREAVES/REUTERS

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FILE PHOTO: A firefighter uses a hose to knock down flames while battling the Ranch Fire north of Upper Lake California FRED GREAVES/REUTERS

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Firefighters watch a plume of smoke grow from the Ranch Fire north of Upper Lake, California FRED GREAVES/REUTERS

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Firefighters rest between fire engines during a break from fighting the River Fire and Ranch Fire near Lakeport, California FRED GREAVES/REUTERS

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Henson and Gray set up tarp to shield their dogs from the sun after being evacuated from the Ranch Fire and River Fire to the Moose Lodge in Clearlake Oaks, California FRED GREAVES/REUTERS

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Jim Daniel sleeps on a cot with his dog in the shade after being evacuated from Ranch Fire and River Fire to the Moose Lodge in Clearlake Oaks, California FRED GREAVES/REUTERS

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Jim Daniel sleeps on a cot with his dog in the shade after being evacuated from Ranch Fire and River Fire to the Moose Lodge in Clearlake Oaks, California FRED GREAVES/REUTERS

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Residents use the hatchback of their car for shade after being evacuated from the Ranch Fire and River Fire to the Moose Lodge in Clearlake Oaks, California FRED GREAVES/REUTERS

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Evacuees from the Ranch Fire and River Fire (Mendocino Complex) are living in motor homes, cars and tents in the parking lot of the Moose Lodge in Clearlake Oaks, California FRED GREAVES/REUTERS

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Firefighters pull a hose from a brush rig to assist in knocking down hotspots on the Ranch Fire north of Upper Lake, California FRED GREAVES/REUTERS

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Firefighters take advantage of a shady spot to rest along a covered downtown sidewalk during their off time from fighting the Ranch Fire in Upper Lake, California FRED GREAVES/REUTERS

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A fire helicopter drops water onto a hot spot at the River Fire in Lakeport, California FRED GREAVES/REUTERS

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A DC-10 air tanker drops fire retardant along a ridge line to protect homes in a valley at the River Fire in Lakeport, California FRED GREAVES/REUTERS

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Wind-driven flames roll over a hill towards homes during the River Fire in Lakeport, California FRED GREAVES/REUTERS

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Firefighters watch as an air tanker drops fire retardant along the crest of a hill to protect homes at the River Fire in Lakeport, California FRED GREAVES/REUTERS

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