Mendocino Complex fire is now largest in California history

New aerial photos show the devastation from the Carr fire that killed seven people and reduced more than 1,000 homes to ash.
3:08 | 08/07/18

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:

{{nextVideo.title}}

{{nextVideo.description}}

Skip to this video now

Now Playing:

{{currentVideo.title}}

Comments
Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for Mendocino Complex fire is now largest in California history
Jon, thanko trackinghe daerous heatnd massive fig disruptions at thisour on both Kohs. More than 400 flights canceled so far. Thundersrmng ground stops in Baltimore, D.C.T the reports rig here in new York. And in the west a hour, flight disruptions, as well, becausof low visibility from wifire smoke and tonight here, a frighte Mione now fmcalifornia. The mcino complex firn the northern part of that state is now theargest wildfire in stat history nearly T size of Los Angeles. ABC's will Carr tonight from ia. Reporter: Tonight in th west, wicked wildfires bur their wato the red the ocino compx fire in northern California, now the rest in STE histo. Scorching an area nearly the size of an and in sthern California, the holy fire going from a sparko 4,000 out O control acres in a split second. That fuel hasn't burned foralmost 40 ars. Reporter: Thisime lapse capturinumes O smokend ash billong into the sky. The flamorcing mantoevacuations. You haveurned stove here and that gas line is S burning. O firefighrs treated for heat exhaustion. Two people trapped by flames rescue helicoptee travels eru think. It's an incredible sensation to in this a to be fac W life and death. Reporter: Across the state, nearly 10 rs on ont lines. Some from as away as N and.yet resources L stretch thin. Here's sny fires bning the stateha hard to get resours nearly 20,000 gallons of retardt, drop afr drop. T incalifornia, new aerial ptos show the devastation from car fire. Containment up the mage isdone. Seven people ki. And thatassive fire tornado made sure more than a tusand homes were reduced to as T pictu are really still just stunning. Wiarr LIV tonight from California. Mendocinoex firenose, in T record B tonight, E largest in state history.w they're sthe start of school in some places? Reporter: That's right, David. One pushing its start date BAC B all the smoke in the area in orangety, behindme. It is brully hot out. And the last time a lot of THA brh bur was four decades ago. Da Will caourhanks T you. Leget rightoger zee O the fires and on tnger? eporter:david, it is certainlhot and muggy her in the northeast, but the excessive heat wars just got put on by the national weatherer pacific northwest. Ace Seattle has had se 90-plus degree days. They'roking forwo this week and only a third of seattlsidee air conditioning. The exive heatarnings retch allhe way to the mexin border. And it spr east tozou la, 104 by day. The advisories from Philadelphia toboston David? Ginger, thank In parts of Colorado,

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"id":57094170,"title":"Mendocino Complex fire is now largest in California history","duration":"3:08","description":"New aerial photos show the devastation from the Carr fire that killed seven people and reduced more than 1,000 homes to ash. ","url":"/WNT/video/mendocino-complex-fire-now-largest-california-history-57094170","section":"WNT","mediaType":"default"}