The Carr Fire had grown into the 6th most destructive fire in state history surpassing the 2017 Nuns Fire in Sonoma County.
The latest fire to erupt Wednesday in the wildfire-stricken county burned 45 acres off of Highway 101 south of Hopland, officials said.
"Just a month has passed since the start of the budget year, and state costs of fighting forest fires at least 125 million dollars., that is, a quarter of the annual budget", says AR.
The Mendocino Sheriff's Office said on Tuesday night evacuees who need shelter could check in at the Covelo Fire Station. There are 23 firefighters with five engine companies and seven apparatus helping Cal Fire at the Mendocino Complex and the Carr fires.
There are more than 32,000 people still evacuated across the state and almost 300,000 acres actively burning.
More than 4,000 fire personnel are battling the flames, but triple-digit heat, shifting winds, dry fuel and steep terrain are working against them, officials said.
The Carr Fire was 35% contained early Wednesday, Cal Fire said.
After 20 days of destruction, the Ferguson Fire in central California was only 39% contained as of Wednesday.
The Eel Fire is a new problem for Mendocino, which is already battling the Mendocino Complex Fire, burning in Mendocino and Lake counties.
The largest blaze burned in the Redding area, in Shasta County north of Sacramento. Evacuations were underway for an unspecified number of residents, and more information was expected later Wednesday morning. Jerry Brown warned today that "nature is powerful, and we're not on the side of nature", and that devastating blazes are "the new normal". Brown said the trend would likely worsen if forecasts by climate scientists come to pass.
"We're being surprised. Every year is teaching the fire authorities new lessons", Governor Jerry Brown told reporters.