PHOTOS: California’s Largest Wildfire on Record

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A firefighter monitors a back fire while battling the Medocino Complex fire on August 7, 2018 near Lodoga, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Trees burned by the Mendocino Complex fire stand in a field on August 8, 2018 near Lodoga, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Smoke from the Mendocino Complex fire hangs over a valley on August 8, 2018 near Lodoga, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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A stove sits in the remains of a home that was destroyed by the Medocino Complex fire on August 7, 2018 near Clearlake Oaks, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Chairs sit in the remains of a home that was destroyed by the Medocino Complex fire on August 7, 2018 near Clearlake Oaks, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Burned out cars sit in the remains of a home that was destroyed by the Medocino Complex fire on August 7, 2018 near Clearlake Oaks, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Cal Fire firefighters monitor a back fire as they battle the Medocino Complex fire on August 7, 2018 near Lodoga, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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A firefighter monitors a back fire while battling the Medocino Complex fire on August 7, 2018 near Lodoga, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Firefighters monitor a backfire while battling the Ranch Fire, part of the Mendocino Complex Fire, on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, near Ladoga, California.
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CalFire firefighters monitor a back fire as they battle the Medocino Complex fire on Aug. 7, 2018, near Lodoga, California. The Mendocino Complex Fire, which is made up of the River Fire and Ranch Fire, has surpassed the Thomas Fire to become the largest wildfire in California state history.
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The wildfires known as the Mendocino Complex, California, as seen in this Aug. 7, 2018, satellite image. Northern California is grappling with the largest wildfire in California history, breaking a record set only months earlier.
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Oscar Sager checks on his chickens next to a home that was destroyed by the Mendocino Complex fire on Aug. 7, 2018, near Clearlake Oaks, California. The Mendocino Complex Fire, which is made up of the River Fire and Ranch Fire, has surpassed the Thomas Fire to become the largest wildfire in California state history.
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A U.S. Air Force plane drops fire retardant on a burning hillside in the Ranch Fire in Clearlake Oaks, California, Aug. 5, 2018.
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In this Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, file photo, an air tanker drops fire retardant on a burning hillside in the Ranch Fire in Clearlake Oaks, California.
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A hillside smolders after flames passed through during the Ranch Fire in Clearlake Oaks, California, on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018.
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A tree burns from the inside during the Ranch Fire in Clearlake Oaks, California, on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018.
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A helicopter drops water on a burning hillside during the Ranch Fire in Clearlake Oaks, California, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018.
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A firefighting aircraft drops fire retardant ahead of the River Fire as it burns through a canyon on August 1, 2018, in Lakeport, California.
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A spotter plane banks in front of an air tanker as it drops fire retardant on a burning hillside during the Ranch Fire in Clearlake Oaks, California, on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018.
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A firefighting aircraft drops fire retardant ahead of the River Fire as it burns through a canyon on Aug. 1, 2018, in Lakeport, California.
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A firefighting aircraft drops fire retardant ahead of the River Fire as it burns through a canyon on Aug. 1, 2018, in Lakeport, California.
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A helicopter prepares to drop water on the River Fire as it burns through a canyon on July 31, 2018, in Lakeport, California.
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Smoke from the River Fire fills the sky as it burns through a canyon on July 31, 2018, in Lakeport, California.
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The River Fire burns through a canyon on July 31, 2018, in Lakeport, California.
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A structure burns as the River Fire burns through the area on July 31, 2018, in Lakeport, California.
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A West Covina firefighter pulls hose away from a horse barn that burns as the River Fire moves through the area on July 31, 2018, in Lakeport, California.
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A horse barn burns as the River Fire moves through the area on July 31, 2018, in Lakeport, California.
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A home burns as the River Fire moves through the area on July 31, 2018, in Lakeport, California.
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Firefighters watch a back burn during the Mendocino Complex fire in Upper Lake, California, on July 31, 2018.
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Flames consume a home as the River Fire tears through Lakeport, California, July 31, 2018.
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Firefighters monitor a burning outbuilding to ensure flames don't spread as the River Fire burns in Lakeport, California, on Monday, July 30, 2018. A pair of wildfires that prompted evacuation orders for nearly 20,000 people barreled Monday toward small lake towns in Northern California, and authorities faced questions about how quickly they warned residents about the wildfires.
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