Raw Lumber Used To Be Ok In The Western Wild Fire Regions Of The US But Not Any More Especially With Our Over Crowded Planet Now Our Builders Need To Adapt To Resilient Wild Fire Measures With New Cost Effective Best Practice Fire Defense Or They Could Be Subjected To Litigation For Neglect.
Right now, thousands of firefighters are battling the flames of 14 active fires, which are threatening communities from Redding in Northern California to Orange County in Southern California. By Monday, the Mendocino Complex fire burning just north of wine country in Northern California became the states largest-ever fire. It has now burned 290,692 acres and is just 34% contained, according to California’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire).
More than 160 miles north, the Carr Fire in Redding has burned through 164,413 acres and is 47% contained, as of Tuesday morning. Sparked by a vehicle failure nearby, the fire has destroyed more than 1,000 homes and taken the lives of at least seven people.
Down in Mariposa County near Yosemite National Park, thousands of firefighters are still battling the stubborn Ferguson fire. That 94,331-acre flame is now in its 26th day and promoted Yosemite National Park officials to close the popular Yosemite Valley for the first time in 20 years — during peak tourism season. Two firefighters have also died while working on the fire.