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The Mosquito Fire damages 25 homes and sends smoke into Nevada.

California's Mosquito Fire has burned 25 homes and continues to grow through Sierra Nevada dry forests.The largest fire presently burning in California began September 6 and has burned 48,700 acres in El Dorado and Placer counties. Cal Fire reported 16% containment.

As the fire escalated, it destroyed more than two dozen homes and 21 other buildings. More than 11,200 people had to flee their houses as the firefight resumed Tuesday.

As the fire spread, flames engulfed mountain settlements, destroying more than 20 homes and 21 other structures, according to fire officials. As the firefight raged on Tuesday, more than 11,200 people had to leave their houses and 5,800 properties were still under threat.

According to Cal Fire fire behaviour scientist Jonathan Pangburn, the fire on Monday night was spreading deeper into heavily forested areas where authorities anticipated an increase in fire behaviour due to "historically dry fuels" in the region.

There are many fires now burning in Western states, including the Mosquito Fire, which has caused smoke to cover the skies and caused air quality advisories in parts of California, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

This week, crews from several locations took part in exhausting firefights against burning wildfires, including those in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Numerous wildfires ravage parched lands in the West

According to the National Interagency Fire Center, there are currently 93 active big wildland fires that have burned 813,066 acres across numerous western states.

Crews were tackling 12 distinct wildfires in California. One of these, the Fairview Fire in Riverside County, which started a week earlier, had charred 28,307 acres by Monday.

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