Smoke From Holy Fire Continues to Blanket the Victor Valley

They are fighting California's biggest fire — in steep forest terrain with rattlesnakes scorpions and poisonous plants

Firefighters said for the first time Wednesday they have made good progress battling California's largest-ever wildfire but didn't expect to have it fully under control until September.

More than 20,000 people are forced from their homes in Southern California by a risky arson wildfire that intensified overnight.

Two Trump cabinet officials are heading to Northern California next week to meet with officials working to contain the deadly Carr Fire, as the administration seeks to show its helping to fight this and other blazes ravaging the state.

Fire crews from Australia and more than 30 New Zealanders have also flown over to share their expertise in battling bush fires.

Clark is now being held on $1 million bail. "I got burned. I woke up and my stuff was all on fire". Milligan reports that Clark sent him several texts promising that the area was "going to burn just like we planned".

Smoke that many people are witnessing in the skies over Big Bear and the San Bernardino Mountains is coming from the Holy Fire in Orange and Riverside counties near Trabuco Canyon.

The phone numbers for residents to call for information on the Holy Fire have changed, according to CalFire.

The Mendocino Complex Fire, now burning in northern California, is the largest in the state's history.

"We have a responsibility to ensure that any large gathering is safe and being conducted legally", Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told reporters. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted. It was 51 percent contained on Friday.

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Cleveland National Forest officials tweeted that the Southern California fire is growing as fast as crews can build containment lines.

Firefighters aided by cooler weather have made good progress against a blaze burning for almost a month near Yosemite National Park in the northern part of the state.

Before he was arrested, Clark told a cameraman he was asleep when the fire started and had no idea how it began.

The man suspected of setting the blaze, 51-year-old Forrest Clark, appeared in court Friday, but his arraignment was postponed.

Many schools have been forced to close, and more evacuation orders were being issued.

Volunteer Fire Chief Mike Milligan, another resident of the canyon, said he's known Clark for 20 years and that he's had a history of mental illness and hospitalization.

The blaze north of San Francisco has grown to the size of Los Angeles since it started two weeks ago, fueled by dry vegetation, high winds and rugged terrain that made it too risky for firefighters to directly attack the flames now spanning 470 square miles.

Gusty, erratic winds and high temperatures over the weekend threaten to "increase the likelihood of extreme fire behavior".

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station captured images of smoke from these fires from space earlier this week, showing the smoke's eastward shift and massive reach.

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