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The Mendocino Complex Fire is one of over a dozen large fires burning in California at the moment.

"It's the embers, not the fire itself, that destroy most homes", said Steve Conboy, a construction expert whose company develops fire-resistant chemicals to apply to wood. Yellow areas represent the fire perimeter. But Nguyen said these have not happened in the affected areas.

The Carr Fire, which incinerated 1,067 homes, started with sparks from the steel wheel of a towed-trailer's flat tire, Department of Agriculture and Fire Prevention officials said.

The fire, which originally consisted of two separate fires that merged as they grew, has burned 114,800 hectares (about 1,150-square kilometres) of land so far - the size of Los Angeles. That fire ended up burning 281,893 acres before being contained.

Firefighters are unlikely to see some respite.

SA CFS assistant chief officer Daniel Austin said the service was pleased to help an worldwide partner in a time of crisis. "Everything is still dry".

Another major wildfire is tearing through California and it's growing at a phenomenal pace.

The record for the largest wildfire in California history fell on Monday after just eight months as the Mendocino Complex Fire passed the Thomas Fire, from last December, to set the new mark for most acres burned.

The fires, north of San Francisco, have burned 75 homes and is only 30 percent contained. Two firefighters and four residents, including two children, were also killed.

Northern California is grappling with one of the largest wildfires in the history of California.

State authorities responded by saying California's water supply was not "diverted" anywhere.

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The other fire that makes up the "complex" is the River Fire west of Clear Lake. "It is being diverted into the Pacific Ocean".

"Can be used for fires, farming and everything else", the president said. Think of California with plenty of Water - Nice!

As for the severity of the golden state's fire season, that's attributed to the warming climate, not environmental laws. "That's the ultimate driver behind what's happening in California".

More than 129 million trees have died since 2010 in California, a problem that state officials trace back to climate change. Water diversion also contributes to increased salinity of delta ecosystems.

"Unfortunately, they're not going to get a break anytime soon", said Brian Hurley, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland. The Carr fire has Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta Lake and Trinity Lake just to name a few water sources.

It wasn't immediately clear what California laws Trump was referring to.

Thinning can help reduce fire severity by limiting fuel, Stewart said, but the president's tweet misses some important nuance.

What are firefighters doing to stop the Mendocino Complex Fire?

While Trump's tweets can sometimes be linked to segments on Fox News, there have been no correlating segments linking the two issues in recent days on the channel that frequently serves as presidential inspiration.

More than 14,000 firefighters were battling the blazes across the state.