Washington, US.- Six firefighters died until today in the confrontation of almost 20 forest fires in the US state of California, where favorable climatic conditions are maintained for the development of these disasters.

The last of the victims died yesterday in the fight against the Ranch fire, one of the two that make up the Mendocino Complex, the largest in the history of the territory, authorities reported.

According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), the Mendocino Complex has already scorched about 1,412 square kilometers.

The fire that started on July 27 in the north of the state and that destroyed 146 homes, was rekindled by persistent heat, drought, and winds, although it is contained at 68 percent.

On the other hand, the Carr fire, which killed eight people in and around Shasta County, north of the city of Sacramento and near the Oregon state line, burned more than 837 square kilometers, the source said.

Cal Fire also noted that the Holy fire is 59 percent contained after destroying more than 89 square kilometers and destroying dozens of structures.

The western United States has currently active almost 100 fires, which have destroyed more than 23,000 square kilometers, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.

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