A man cleans up red fire retardant dropped by a firefighting jet in Lake Elsinore, California on Sunday, August 12.
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Massive wildfires scorching California

Updated 2:38 PM ET, Mon August 13, 2018

A man cleans up red fire retardant dropped by a firefighting jet in Lake Elsinore, California on Sunday, August 12.
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More than 14,000 firefighters are battling catastrophic wildfires that are ravaging parts of California.

The Mendocino Complex Fire has burned 290,000 acres, making it the largest in the state's history.

The deadliest of the blazes, the Carr Fire, is now the sixth-most destructive inferno in California history, state fire officials said.