The flames have scorched regimes from Washington to New Mexico, with California among the hardest hit

Six big brand-new wildfires exploded in the United States, pushing the number of major active blazes nationwide to over 100, with more expected to break out sparked by lightning impress on bone-dry terrain, governments said here on Saturday.

More than 30,000 personnel, including firefighters from across the United District and nearly 140 from Australia and New Zealand, were duelling the glows that have spent more than 1.6 m acres( 648,000 hectares ), according to the National Interagency Coordination Center.

” We are expecting that there will be more fire-starts today ,” Jeremy Grams, produce forecaster with the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center in Oklahoma, said in an interrogation on Saturday.

He said dry thunderstorms, which produce lightning but little rainfall, are expected for parts of the Rocky Mountain region, while the US north-west has critical barrage weather conditions that include strong gusts and low-toned relative humidity.

Firefighters were duelling another period of exceedingly hot temperatures and strong gusts on Saturday, the National Interagency Coordination Center said.

The fuels have scorched positions from Washington to New Mexico, with California among the hardest hit.

A mechanic helping to fight the Carr Fire near Redding in northern California was killed in a automobile gate-crash on Thursday, the eighth person to die in that conflagration.

The 190,873 -acre( 77,243 -hectare) Carr Fire has destroyed virtually 1,100 homes.

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The Holy Fire grew to nearly 33 sq miles by Saturday morning. But firefighters also made progress, with containment rising from 10 to 29%. Photograph: Ringo Chiu/ AFP/ Getty Images

About 100 miles( 160 km) southwest of the Carr Fire, about 3,500 firefighters are combating the Mendocino complex fire, which has burned 328,226 acres( 132,828 hectares) as of Saturday and was the largest fire on record in California.

Meanwhile, firefighters induced significant progress trying to tamp down a wildfire that warned homes and has been storming for daytimes south of Los Angeles, officials said Saturday.

The Holy Fire identified for Holy Jim Canyon, where it began Monday, thrived to virtually 33 sq miles (8 5 sq km) by Saturday morning. But firefighters also made progress, with containment rising from 10 to 29%.

The man accused of intentionally starting the fire appeared in court on Friday, but his arraignment was shelved.

Forrest Clark, 51, cleared various outbursts, claiming his life was being threatened and saying the arson accusation against him was a lie. A courtroom commissioner told his bail to remain at$ 1m.

The Holy Fire was one of nearly 20 blazes across California alone, which is seeing earlier, longer and more destructive wildfire seasons because of drought, warmer weather attributed to climate change and dwelling interpretation deeper into woodlands.

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