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>> A crisis in California as the state battles the largest wildfire in its history. The Mandachino Complex fire is raging across more than 443 square miles breaking the record set by last year's, Thomas fire. It's made of two smaller fires that merged Monday night and shows no sign of slowing.
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Weather experts say that with gusty winds and scorching temperatures there's little chance for a break in coming days. Firefighters have contained only about 30% of the blaze and are battling to keep it from sweeping down to homes in the foothills. The fire has destroyed 75 houses so far and forced thousands to flee.
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Nearly 3900 fire fighters from Arizona, Washington and Alaska have been deployed with specialist from Australia and New Zealand pitching in to help exhausted crews. The fire is just one of multiple major wild fires burning out of control across California. President Donald Trump has declared a major disaster in the state, ordering federal funds to help with recovery.
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But he's also criticized California's, quote, bad environmental laws for making the crisis worse by restricting water. Although a California fire protection official said that crews have always had enough to fight the flames.