California Fire Map 2018: Here's Where Wildfires Are Still Burning

Fire authorities in California are working tirelessly to contain several destructive fires around the state. There have been significant advances made in the containment of the larger fires, including the Holy Fire and the Ranch Fire.

Newsweek has rounded up the latest updates on the largest fires affecting the Golden State.

Mendocino Complex Fire
A back fire started by firefighters burns in a canyon as they battle the Mendocino Complex fire on August 7, near Lodoga, California. The Mendocino Complex Fire, which is made up of the River Fire and Ranch Fire, has surpassed the Thomas Fire to become the largest wildfire in California state history. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Mendocino Complex Fire
Lake, Mendocino, Colusa and Glenn counties, California

363,845 acres, 64 percent contained

The Mendocino Complex Fire, which is composed of the Ranch Fire and River Fire, took another life after a Utah firefighter died on Monday when he was hit by a falling tree as he battled flames downstream of Lake Pillsbury's Scott Dam, Todd Derum, Cal Fire Division Chief for Sonoma County told The Press Democrat. The firefighter was identified as 42-year-old Matthew Burchett, a battalion chief with the Draper Fire Department.

On Wednesday, Cal Fire confirmed that the Mendocino Complex Fire has burned through 363,845 acres and was 64 percent contained. The smaller of the two fires within the Mendocino Complex, the River Fire, was 100 percent contained, the agency said.

"The Ranch Fire continues to threaten the Mendocino National Forest as well as communities that reside north of the fire perimeter," Cal Fire said. "Throughout the night, the Ranch Fire progressed north, steep and rugged terrain, dry fuel, and hot weather continue to challenge suppression efforts."

Cal Fire added that overnight crews constructed control lines and implemented new dozer lines. Parts of Lake County, Mendocino County, Colusa County and Glenn County remained under mandatory evacuation.

Carr Fire
Whiskeytown, California
211,038 acres, 67 percent contained

The Carr Fire, which has been burning since July 23, has scorched 211,038 acres and is 67 percent contained, according to Cal Fire. The destructive wildfire has destroyed more than 1,000 homes and at least 500 other structures.

In an update released on Wednesday, Cal Fire said that firing operations in the interior of the fire continued. Meanwhile, mop up and patrols continue in areas that are less active. "Smoke over the area has reduced visibility and moderated fire activity," the agency said.

An elderly couple who is suspected of accidentally starting the Carr Fire, has received support and compassion from their community, The Huffington Post reported. Hundreds of comments have been made on the Facebook page, Carr Fire Stories, asking the couple not to blame themselves for the wildfire.

Holy Fire
Holy Jim/Trabuco Canyon, California
22,986 acres, 72 percent contained

The human-caused Holy Fire was first ignited on August 6 and has since burned 22,986 acres. According to Cal Fire, the Holy Fire has experienced a decrease in extreme fire behavior. It was 72 percent contained as of Wednesday morning.

On Tuesday, authorities announced that a mandatory evacuation for the Mystic Oaks community was lifted. Authorities warned that the Long Canyon Road loop will remain closed on the west above the entrance to Mystic Oaks and on the east on North Main Divide at Highway 74. Power remained off in the Highway 74 corridor, residents were told.

"The community of Trilogy in Temescal Valley remains under voluntary evacuation," authorities added.