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>> A firefighter helping to battle the Carr Fire in California was killed in a traffic collision on Thursday, bringing the death toll from that blaze to eight. Officials say the mechanic died in a crash on Highway 99 after his vehicle veered off the road and hit a tree.
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The devastating Carr Fire has scortched roughly 176,000 acres north of San Francisco. It's killed two other firefighters, along with three members of a family and has destroyed nearly 1,100 homes. Elsewhere in the state, police arrested a 51 year old man on suspicion of setting the Holy Fire. Forrest Clark is charged with multiple criminal counts including aggravated arson and making criminal threats.
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Clark reportedly had conflicts with his neighbors and sent an email to a local fire chief saying quote, this place will burn.>> This is a monster. Who would go out with low humidity and high wind and highest heat temperatures this time of the year and intentionally set the forest on fire?
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>> Also in Northern California, firefighters continue to fight the Mendocino Complex Fire which now ranks as the largest wildfire on record in the state.