Scorching Photos Show The Deadly Wildfires That Are Ravaging California

Firefighters continue to battle multiple wildfires that have destroyed lives and homes in the state.
A U.S. Air Force plane drops fire retardant on a burning hillside in the Ranch Fire in Clearlake Oaks, California on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018.
A U.S. Air Force plane drops fire retardant on a burning hillside in the Ranch Fire in Clearlake Oaks, California on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018.
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Firefighters in California continue to battle multiple deadly wildfires that have destroyed lives and homes across the state.

North of San Francisco, authorities are fighting the Mendocino Complex Fire, which has become the second largest wildfire in California’s history. It includes two blazes along the Mendocino National Forest.

Photos also show the deadly Carr Fire, which firefighters have been battling near Redding since the end of July.

See more photos of the California wildfires below.

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A firefighter walks along a containment line while battling a wildfire Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Redding, California.
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A firefighter walks through smoke during the Mendocino Complex Fire in Lakeport.
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A helicopter drops water on a burning hillside during the Ranch Fire in Clearlake Oaks, California.
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Firefighters watch as an air tanker drops fire retardant to protect homes along the crest of a hill at the River Fire near Lakeport, California.
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Flames consume a home as the River Fire tears though Lakeport.
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A tree burns from the inside during the Ranch Fire in Clearlake Oaks, California.
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A resident pushes personal belongings in a wheelbarrow as she evacuates ahead of the River fire.
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Bulldozer operators and their machines build containment lines while battling the River Fire.
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A car passes through flames on Highway 299 as the Carr Fire burns through Shasta, California.
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Firefighters with Cal Fire Mendocino Unit cover themselves from smoke and ash created by an advancing wildfire in Lakeport.
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Firefighters conduct a controlled burn to defend houses against flames from the Ranch Fire.
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A firefighter throws an incendiary device into the brush to ignite backfires while battling the Ranch Fire north of Upper Lake, California.
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Kambryn Brilz, 12, holds her dog Zoe in front of what remains of her burnt home after she was returned safely by a neighbor during the Carr Fire.
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A U.S. Air Force plane drops fire retardant on a burning hillside in the Ranch Fire.
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A truck passes by flames during the Ranch Fire.
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Wildfire destroyed and sunk boats docked at the marina in Whiskeytown, California.
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The Carr Fire tears through Shasta, California.
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A road sign warns for ice as the Carr Fire continues to spread toward the towns of Douglas City and Lewiston near Redding, California.
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Burnt cars sit ruined in the Keswick neighborhood of Redding.
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A helicopter drops water on a burning hillside during the Mendocino Complex Fire near Finley, California.
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Burnt houses in the Keswick neighborhood of Redding.
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Chickens stand near a burning home as the River Fire moves through the area.
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Scarred hills remain after the Carr Fire west of Redding.

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