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>> At least seven people have died from Northern California wildfires which continued to spread Sunday. The latest fatality, a utility worker out in dangerous terrain trying to restore power as the Carr Fire raged. Located in Reading, about 162 miles North of Sacramento, the Carr Fire has been burning for more than 2 weeks, killing 6, including a great grandmother, 2 children and a firefighter.
Authorities were able to contain more than 40% of the fire Saturday evening, allowing some evacuees to return. But over to the southwest, a pair of blazes known as the Mendocino Complex Fire continued to surge Sunday, surpassing Carr Fire's strength and making it the fifth largest blaze in California's history.
It has grown to cover a total of 229,000 acres with new evacuations being ordered. The monstrous blaze will likely get bigger with strong winds, low humidity and high temperatures expected to remain through the evening. President Trump on Sunday declared the wildfires a major disaster and made federal funding available to help with recovery efforts.