Neither McLean nor Jessica Gardetto, a spokeswoman for the Idaho-based fire agency, would address the tweets directly, but Gardetto said by telephone, "Most wildfire suppression efforts involve firefighters and boots on the ground".
It was the second fire to break records in the fire-prone, most populous USA state in as many years, following the Thomas Fire in December 2017, which destroyed 281,893 acres.
As wildfires ravaged the Golden State, President Donald Trump weighed in, firing off tweets that seem to point fingers, not at the toll of climate change, but at California's environmental laws and use of water resources.
"That doesn't happen. That just doesn't happen".
To understand the scale of these fires, consider that the smallest among them, 2014's Happy Camp Complex Fire, burned almost 210 square miles. Jerry Brown's (D) request for a major disaster declaration, which makes additional federal funding available for fire response and provides assistance to evacuees in Shasta County.
"It's been pretty insane - they're calling this the new norm", said Omar Estorga, captain of a crew working on the Carr Fire.
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Deputy fire chief Mr Mclean dismissed Mr Trump's comments to U.S. media, saying firefighters had "plenty of water" to tackle these wildfires. Today, though, the president issued a tweet that demonstrated shocking ignorance about California's fires.
The strike team has been prepping structures ahead of the fast-moving fire, making homes more defensible and increasing the chances of saving the residences.
Temperatures could reach 110 degrees (43C) in Northern California over the next few days with gusty winds fanning the flames of the complex, a National Weather Service meteorologist said.
According to CBS News, there are now at least 18 major wildfires throughout the state of California that have killed nine people. That fire ended up burning 281,893 acres before being contained. Forestry experts say thinning trees is a well-established practice that can reduce the severity of fires. Firefighting aircraft can dip in and out of cattle ponds or other small bodies of water to scoop up water for dropping and spraying on flames.
The 14th Engineer Battalion soldiers were chosen for their engineering expertise and are likely to aid civilian firefighters in operations including digging trenches and building fire breaks, officials said.
The Ranch Fire is the larger of the two fires, having consumed more than 225,000 acres so far.