Fire Crews Drive Through Flames as Monument Fire Grows

The Monument Fire burning in Trinity County, California, was estimated to be 119,280 acres (186 square miles) and 10 percent contained as of Tuesday morning, August 17, fire officials said.

Video shared by Murietta Firefighters show crews driving through a burning landscape of the Monument Fire.

“Gusty” winds “challenged firefighters with significant fire activity,” fire officials said on Tuesday morning.

Winds were expected to persist into Wednesday, the National Weather Service warned. Credit: Murietta Firefighters via Storyful

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