Fire in Mendocino Now Largest in California History
by Alexandra Cannarella
Aug 07, 2018

The fire just north of Clear Lake has spread to a record-breaking size, burning over 283,000 acres in Mendocino, Lake, and Colusa counties. Four of the 10 most destructive fires and five of the 20 deadliest fires in recorded state history have occurred in 2017 and 2018. The fire is about 30% contained as of August 5th, and is moving through largely uninhabited areas toward Glenn County.