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The Latest On Major Fires Burning In Northern California

Noah Berger / AP Photo

The Carr Fire tears through Shasta, Calif., Thursday, July 26, 2018. Fueled by high temperatures, wind and low humidity, the blaze destroyed multiple homes and at least one historic building.

Noah Berger / AP Photo

Updated Aug. 7, 7:01 p.m.

The Mendocino Complex, Ferguson, Carr and Donnell fires continue to blaze in Northern California. Here’s the latest fire conditions and evacuation information:

Mendocino Complex Fires

For information on evacuations and fire conditions for the two fires making up the Mendocino Complex, head here for the Ranch Fire and here for the River Fire.

The twin fires known as the Mendocino Complex have grown to become the largest wildfire in California history.

Overall the River and Ranch fires have burned 290,692 acres and are 34 percent contained. The fires have destroyed at least 75 homes.

The Mendocino Complex fire north of San Francisco was still growing this week as it broke the record set eight months ago. The Thomas fire burned 281,893 acres in Southern California in December. It killed two people, including a firefighter, and destroyed more than 1,000 buildings before being fully contained on Jan. 12.

The Mendocino Complex, which is 34 percent contained, has been less destructive to property than some of the other wildfires in the state because it is mostly raging in remote areas. But officials say it threatens 11,300 buildings and some new evacuations were ordered over the weekend as the flames spread.

Ferguson Fire

Head here for the latest information on evacuations and fire conditions for the Ferguson Fire.

Parts of Yosemite National Park will remain closed indefinitely due to the Ferguson Fire burning near the park, according to the National Park Service.

Yosemite Valley, Wawona Road, the Mariposa and Merced groves of giant sequoias, Hetch Hetchy and other areas of the park are among the closed areas.

The fire has scorched 94,992 acres so far and is 43 percent contained. You can find the latest evacuation information here.

Carr Fire

Head here for the latest information on evacuations and fire conditions for the Carr Fire.

Crews have gained ground on the Carr Fire burning near Redding, which has burned 167,113 acres and is 47 percent contained.

The fire was started two weeks ago by sparks from a steel wheel of a towed-trailer’s flat tire. It has killed two firefighters and five civilians, and has destroyed more than 1,000 homes.

Mandatory evacuations are in place throughout Shasta and Trinity counties. You can find the latest evacuation information here.

Donnell Fire

Head here for the latest information on evacuations and fire conditions for the Donnell Fire.

The Donnell Fire burning in the Stanislaus National Forest and Tuolumne County has scorched 11,344 acres and is 2 percent contained.

The fire started the evening of Aug. 1 on the east side of Donnell Lake. It is currently burning mostly in steep and rough terrain along the north bank of the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River.

The fire spread minimally Monday due to the inversion layer which suppressed winds, according to the Forest Service.

Mandatory evacuations were ordered along Highway 108 from Eagle Meadow Road to Kennedy Meadows yesterday. Eagle Meadow Road was also closed and evacuated.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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