California's Carr Fire 30 Percent Contained As New Blazes Erupt Elsewhere

Posted August 03, 2018

The fire is progressing into the town of Lewiston, Cal Fire spokesman Gabe Lauderdale said in a press video Wednesday morning.

Following years of drought and a summer of record-breaking heat, enormous tracts of forests, chaparral and grasslands have become tinder that allows even a small spark to explode into a devouring blaze, authorities said.

"We're being surprised. Every year is teaching the fire authorities new lessons", Gov.

"So we're going to have to adapt, we're going to change our technology, but in the meantime we're going to spend a hell of a lot of money and there is going to be a lot of unpleasant events and suffering as a result", said Governor Brown. "We're in uncharted territory". It has destroyed almost 1,000 homes and killed six people and is now considered the seventh most destructive wildfire in the state's history.

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The state spent more than $114 million fighting fires in July, the first month of California's fiscal year.

The toll of devastation from one of the most brutal fires in California history rose Wednesday to more than 1,000 homes destroyed and nearly 200 damaged as a sprawling wildfire ignited by a spark from a towed vehicle grew to 180 square miles.

More than 27,000 people in and around Redding remain evacuated from their homes.

Law enforcement officials said the last four people reported as missing among a list of 20 whose names were published on Tuesday were located safe on Wednesday.

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The 51,539 acre Ranch Fire is 10% contained, and the 28,869 acre River Fire is 12% contained, as of Tuesday night.

In the large-scale forest fire in California has destroyed over 1000 dwellings. Media personnel on scene said the fire was especially intense near Dessie Drive and Hendricks Road.

Crews helping fight the Carr Fire in Northern California's Shasta County came upon an unlikely pair of survivors in one neighborhood - a cat and a chicken.

A fire crew from San Luis Obispo County keeps an eye on an advancing wildfire from the perimeter of a residence Tuesday in Lakeport.

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Jennings said both the Vichy Fire and Western Fire were officially Cal Fire incidents and he could not provide further details.