California now has four major fires burning across the state.
According to ABC7News, the Carr Fire is at least 35 percent contained but has destroyed at least 115,538 acres. At least 1,018 homes have been burned in and around Redding, California.
The Mendocino Complex Fire, burning to the southwest of the Carr fire, is the one that exploded overnight, growing about 80 percent. CNN reported Tuesday that two fires — the Ranch Fire and the River Fire — merged to burn at least 283,800 acres. As of Monday night, 30 percent was contained and 75 homes had been destroyed.
South of those fires is the Ferguson fire, in the Central Valley and the Cranston fire in southern California. They’re contained at 39 percent and 80 percent respectively. These four are only four of the many fires burning throughout California this week.
So far, sadly seven people have been killed and more than 38,000 Californians have been displaced due to the fires.
Here is a list of places where you can donate to help those impacted by this disaster.
You can see the most heartbreaking photos that capture this horrific disaster below:
The fire season out west has gotten to be terrifying in the last decade. As global warming dries out the plant life out west, it catches fire and finishes the process. We plant trees, but the losses are too big to catch up. We have to take a different approach to what's happening pic.twitter.com/TWoPEd1UkS
— Muckmaker™ (@RealMuckmaker) August 7, 2018
— CAL FIRE Mendocino (@CALFIRE_MEU) August 5, 2018
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) August 7, 2018
— Jeff Watkins (@jefwatkins) August 8, 2018
People are dead, over 1000 homes destroyed, hundreds of thousands of acres burned, & 14,000 firefighters are working without a break. #CAFires
In California, Firefighters Battle Largest Fire in State History https://t.co/ZCuSmu93ue
(photo credit: Kent Porter/Press Democrat/AP) pic.twitter.com/3bazN37l79
— Peter Gleick (@PeterGleick) August 7, 2018
JUST IN: California fire officials say the so-called Mendocino Complex Fire has burned more than 283,000 acres, making it the largest in wildfire state history. https://t.co/cbOIH4v37Q pic.twitter.com/LoS7Mc7ncx
— ABC News (@ABC) August 7, 2018
I would like everyone to stop and take a look at what the firefighters in California are facing right now. I have so much respect for wild land firefighters. An instructor during the fire academy told me “those wild land guys are crazy. Y’all have nothing on them” #CarrFire pic.twitter.com/gj9NGj57Yp
— Monaco (@monaco407) July 30, 2018
In just 10 days, the #MendocinoComplexFires in Northern California have grown more than 1,500 percent.
Last week, 18,000 acres were charred. As of today, the fire has burned 290,000+ acres, making it the largest #wildfire in #California's history.https://t.co/Zj1yNB3fpC pic.twitter.com/VMvE4fSovR
— Bigad Shaban (@BigadShaban) August 7, 2018
A frightening milestone in California — the Mendocino Complex Fire in the northern part of the state growing fast in the past 24 hours — now the largest wildfire in state history. @WillCarr reports. https://t.co/udJgNeBrVS pic.twitter.com/fRZi66rIaV
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) August 7, 2018
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) August 7, 2018
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 7, 2018
This is #climatechange! California’s recent forest fires are a terrifying glimpse into our future. We were warned that the buildup of GHGs would eventually be an existential threat. https://t.co/UWLZ8jdHnq #StepUp2018 #GCAS2018 pic.twitter.com/ktNzzcTvxj
— Sean Bothwell (@bothwell_ca) August 7, 2018
This is #climatechange! California’s recent forest fires are a terrifying glimpse into our future. We were warned that the buildup of GHGs would eventually be an existential threat. https://t.co/C753Cy51Xu #StepUp2018 #GCAS2018 pic.twitter.com/QeOtgDrmDi
— CA Waterkeepers (@CA_Waterkeepers) August 2, 2018
— Slate (@Slate) August 7, 2018
California Fire looks like an Apocalyptic Inferno pic.twitter.com/cM4iLj7Pe0
— Zulma Matos (@MatosZulma) August 6, 2018
One of the hardest-to-see images from the California fire reminds me of the human race right now. Only difference is that every part of the deer knows it's in trouble. pic.twitter.com/G5sEs0hJCm
— Ben (@TheRealS0s) August 3, 2018
— CNN (@CNN) August 5, 2018
Unprecedented EF3-equivalent FIRENADO kills three people in Carr Fire near Redding in California #fire #tornado #Redding #California https://t.co/mcgc3nz0hs via @Strange_Sounds pic.twitter.com/La81dql0Mb
— Strange Sounds (@Strange_Sounds) August 4, 2018
Clear Lake, California.@realDonaldTrump Have you heard that there are fires in California?
ACT PRESIDENTIAL!!!! pic.twitter.com/TnboZFR9Qh
— Grild Cheez (@grild_cheez) August 4, 2018
Northern California's deadly Carr Fire nearly doubled in size to 80,906 acres Saturday as authorities searched for a woman and two young children who went missing when the wildfire roared through the city of Redding and forced thousands to flee https://t.co/RzwNHgS9Dj pic.twitter.com/f2sF4FjYjR
— CNN (@CNN) July 28, 2018
Merciful Father in heaven, look down in Your love upon all those who protect us and ours from the ravages of fire and flame. Grant them the courage and skills to carry out their duties well and safely. When they must go into the face of danger, be by their side in the smoke and flames. Watch over their families, ever reminding them that those who fight fire are also in Your loving care. This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour. Amen. #californiafires #firefighter #sayaprayer #fireseasonADVERTISEMENT
As of today, Yosemite National Park has been closed indefinitely. 🔥The #fergusonfire is now one of the largest fires in the history of California🔥 Sending positive vibes to all the firefighters (especially my boy @aut_mann ) trying to contain the blaze and the families being effected. On a positive note – Our last trip to Yosemite included some quality time at the tip of Taft Point (and we got to chill with this bird 🕊️) The views up here are 🍻/10. James has finished editing the footage we took of our adventure. I'll post up the video in the next few days!
Our hearts are broken. The historic Dardanelle Resort, built in 1923, has burned to the ground. Some of the tiny cabins were built in the 1880’s. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We weren’t originally supposed to find this place. We took Highway 108 through Stanislaus National Forest after a mudslide blocked our route through Yosemite, which was (and still is) also on fire. We would have never seen this incredible stretch of our home. It immediately became one of our favorite discoveries on our #roadtrip. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dardanelle Resort was a little sanctuary within the valley. The family that just purchased the space filled up our gas tank and welcomed us to their party in back. We sat at the outdoor bar, taking in the whole scene. Children were playing and bouncing off the swings. The owner told us his plans of opening the resort for the first time this winter for people to enjoy, considering the highway is typically impassable under 15ft of snow. The wind gently blew through the giant pines towering above, as the sun was setting beyond the mountains. It was surreal. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our hopes and prayers are with the family. And with everyone in this sacred and historic stretch of California. We hope they rebuild, we will be there to celebrate the rebirth. For now we mourn a sacred place. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dardanelleresort #donnellfire #california #californiafires #stanislausnationalforest #wildfire #prayforrain #heartbroken
So we came across this dog yesterday when we were scouting. ⚠️ Graphic Content Warning ⚠️ To me this whole situation really brings it home. We all have dogs, we all love dogs. We see the fires but we don’t always grasp the devastation. This poor boy was burnt all over, his paws crisped and smoking. He had walked up to this man, one of his neighbors. Ken made a little bed for him, and was caring for him even though Ken had earlier in the day watched his own house burn to the ground. He was doing his best to stay positive, and asked for nothing from us… even though he had lost everything and was giving whatever he had to this poor dog. None of us knew what we could or should do for this dog, so we agreed to bring him back some medical supplies and food, and to call my small animal vet, Redwood Veterinary in Santa Rosa, to see how to treat him, especially since most of the veterinary hospitals nearby were either evacuated or closed because it was after hours. We couldn’t get ahold of who we thought the owner was, so this dog became my mission. I haven’t personally came across an animal like this before. We are usually getting them out early, and even if it’s close, we try our best to avoid animals being in this kind of pain. He sat there and let us do anything we needed, and was such a good dog. Update to follow. #norcallivestockevac #teambadass #mustlovedogs #bigorsmallwehaulemall
BREAKING NEWS: As wildfires rage in Northern #California, the ASPCA is on the ground rescuing and sheltering animals in desperate need. Our responders are leading field rescues, searching for animals left behind and helping local agencies care for animals displaced by the fire. Please make an urgent gift today so we can continue this work and all our lifesaving efforts: aspca.org/FireRescue (LINK IN BIO) #aspca