A sixth firefighter killed battling California wildfires

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Data compiled by CAL FIRE, the state's fire agency, shows that fires for the year-to-date have burned five times more acreage in California compared the five-year average. Crews have been able to cut containment lines around 68 percent of the northern California fire, Cal Fire said. But most of that has been driven by the Ranch Fire, which has burned much more vigorously. The fire moved north towards that area overnight, burning near homes and the dam, and crews are now on the ground working on structure defense. It is part of the Mendocino-Complex Fire in Lake, Mendocino and Colusa Counties.

A break in the brutal heat wave that has baked California for much of the summer gave firefighters a chance to attack a string of major wildfires across the state that have killed eight people and destroyed thousands of homes.

"We are expecting that there will be more fire-starts today", Jeremy Grams, lead forecaster with the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center in Oklahoma, said in an interview on Saturday. The fire is burning near the Mendocino National Forest, about 140 miles northwest of Sacramento.

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A firefighter had been killed in that fire, officials said, but no details were immediately available.

The Carr Fire has been the deadliest of the wildfires to hit the West this season. "They're not fighting any fires right now".

"We've had a number of safety issues, in terms of, very large diameter trees that are falling and making it hazardous for crews", Park said.

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The third largest is the Ferguson Fire, near Yosemite National Park, incinerating almost 96,000 acres.

On Monday, Yosemite National Park officials announced the reopening of Wawona Road and Mariposa Grove to visitors.

The fire was also active in the Mid-Mountain Rd. area of above Potter Valley yesterday, but Steers said that although the fire was still on "some tough ground", there had been some success in cutting off its movement towards the Eel River in that portion of the fire.

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