California Wildfires Made Worse by Environmental Laws

North California wildfires expand to more than two-thirds the size of LA

Two wildfires blazing in California, known as the Mendocino Complex fire, have become the second-largest in state history, officials revealed Monday.

But the other one is growing after spreading into the Mendocino National Forest.

The fire has destroyed 75 homes and forced thousands to flee. "They're dry and it's hot and we've got low humidities". One, the Carr Fire, was still active in Shasta County.

As for the "bad environmental laws", it's unclear whether Trump means California laws or federal laws.

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Mr. Trump: "California wildfires are being magnified & made so much worse by the bad environmental laws which aren't allowing massive amount of readily available water to be properly utilized. It is being diverted into the Pacific Ocean", Trump wrote. CAL FIRE announced these areas can return: North Lakeport; north of the Scotts Valley Road and Hill Road intersection, east of Hill Road, south of Nice-Lucerne Cutoff Road, and west of Clear Lake.

Trump took another whack Monday at the idea that California is wasting water on environmental concerns.

"I sort of had to suppress a chuckle when I read the President's tweet", says Glen MacDonald, a distinguished professor of geography and ecology at the University of California, Los Angeles. "Ridiculous. It's true that water is diverted to the coastal cities for a constant water supply but all such water is used by the coastal communities". RUSH FIRE (Lassen County), August 2012 Acres burned: 271,911 in California (43,666 in Nevada) Structures destroyed: 0 Deaths: 0 5. As Mr. Trump alluded to in his tweet, experts have urged state and federal forestry officials to move quickly in clearing swathes of dead forests due to their added fire danger.

"Battling these relentless fires requires a Herculean effort", California Gov.

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The White House did not respond to requests to clarify Trump's tweets.

He was the seventh person to die in that blaze, which has scorched more than 160,000 acres in the scenic Shasta-Trinity region north of Sacramento, including two young children and their great-grandmother whose home was overrun by flames, and two firefighters.

Many residents in Ukiah reported seeing flames licking over the top of Cow Mountain late Saturday night, and that appears to have been from a fire intentionally set by firefighters to create a barrier around the wildfire by taking away nearby fuel. That likely references either future federal funding assistance or his approval to move water stored in federal facilities to help fight the California fires.

The Carr Fire has claimed six other lives since it began on July 23, including those of a firefighter and a bulldozer operator.

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Parts of Yosemite National Park will remain closed indefinitely due to the Ferguson Fire burning near the park, according to the National Park Service. And yesterday firefighters made substantial progress on the northern flank, completing a dozer line through rugged terrain and lighting backfires to throughout this northern areas. "These hazards, along with extreme fire behavior and frequent weather changes, have made this an extremely hard fire fight", according to the NPS statement.

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