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July was a devastating month for California, and the state has already spent more than a quarter of its firefighting budget for the entire season. Crews are mopping up burned areas on the southern end of the fire. More than 4,000 fire personnel are battling the flames.

"People are doing everything they can, but nature is very powerful and we're not on the side of nature", Brown said.

"The winds kicked up, the temperatures kicked up and the humidities went down and then we started getting really erratic fire behavior", said Paul Lowenthal, a spokesman for Cal Fire. By Wednesday afternoon, containment was at 35 percent. Fire crews from across the United States are being sent to California to help the firefighters there, many of whom are stretched to their limits as they battle 17 wildfires across the state.

Six people, including two firefighters, have died, and the fire has destroyed 1,058 homes and almost 500 other buildings, including barns and warehouses, making it the sixth most destructive wildfire in California history, state fire officials said.

Tens of thousands of people remain under evacuation orders because of the fire, which has killed six people, including two firefighters, and leveled almost 500 buildings, according to officials.

A deadly wildfire in Northern California continues to burn - and it doesn't show any signs of slowing down any time soon.

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He said biometrics would help authorities identify the non-citizens if they migrate to other states and change their identities. The people know that there is a system in place and it is for their benefit.

Mercy Medical Center said it was fully operational - even though dozens of employees, physicians or volunteers lost homes in the fire.

A resident watches as a plume of smoke grows from the Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex) in the hills north of Upper Lake, California, U.S. August 1, 2018.

The Carr Fire was the result of a "Mechanical Failure of Vehicle" according to the California State incident report.

A 100-square-mile (259-square-kilometer) fire near Yosemite National Park prompted evacuation orders for the community of Wawona inside the park, which has fewer than 200 residents.

Other fires raging in the state include the Mendocino Complex. The weather isn't helping: low humidity, winds, and dry conditions are challenging firefighting efforts.