Washington, US.- The US state of California continues its fight against devastating forest fires, including the Mendocino Complex, the largest in the history of that Western territory, according to authorities.
The Mendocino Complex Fire has already charred 114,850 hectares, practically the size of the city of Los Angeles, and caused the death of two people.
A high-pressure system brought hotter, drier weather and stronger winds to the region, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) said in a report.
News reports recalled that the Thomas fire, former record holder among such events, destroyed 112,757 hectares last December.
According to the aforementioned sources, more than 14,000 firefighters fight the flames of 16 fires in California.
‘They are extremely fast, extremely aggressive, extremely dangerous,’ CAL FIRE deputy head Scott McLean told Los Angeles Times.
Another great phenomenon similar to those mentioned, with the name of Ferguson and under control in less than 40 percent, forced the closure of part of the tourist park Yosemite.
For its part, the Department of Defense announced yesterday that it would send 200 soldiers to support the work of firefighters against the fires, several of which have already reached federal lands.