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Twin blazes form California’s largest wildfire in history

CALIFORNIA: Two blazes mercilessly charring northern California have grown so rapidly that they became the US state’s largest in recorded history on Monday, authorities said. The River and Ranch fires, collectively dubbed the Mendocino Complex, have burned through 283,800 acres (114,850 hectares) -- an area nearly the size of the sprawling city of Los Angeles -- and are just 30% contained, according to state fire authority CalFire. “Today a higher pressure system brought warmer weather, drying, and strong winds to the…