Published: Thu, August 02, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Firefighters gain on California blaze, last of missing found alive

Firefighters gain on California blaze, last of missing found alive

- more than a quarter of what it has pegged for fires, state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesperson Mike Mohler said Wednesday. "You can expect, unfortunately, that to keep intensifying in California and throughout the Southwest".

"We're in for a really rough ride", Brown said at the news conference.

The latest fire to erupt Wednesday in the wildfire-stricken county burned 45 acres off of Highway 101 south of Hopland, officials said.

Fire officials say a massive blaze in Northern California has torched 1,018 homes in and around the city of Redding. "We're part of that process of the Mediterranean climate that is being impacted by the changing weather". They also echo the frustration of many on the front lines battling the blazes.

The Carr Fire was one of eight large wildfires burning in the state and 93 burning in the United States, mostly in the West, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. "We're being surprised. Every year is teaching the fire authorities new lessons". "It's going to get expensive, it's going to get unsafe, and we have to apply all our creativity to make the best of what is going to be an increasingly bad situation".

After 20 days of destruction, the Ferguson Fire in central California was only 39% contained as of Wednesday.

Ninety-eight large active fires burned across the United States that week, according to the NOAA.

Flames consume a home as the River Fire tears though Lakeport, Calif., on Tuesday.

Redding police said everyone reported missing in Shasta County had been found. It's now ranked as the sixth most destructive wildfire in the state's history after killing six and destroying more than a thousand homes.

Dubbed the Eel fire, it started about 3:30 p.m.in the Black Butte River Ranch area.

Two fires in Mendocino County, the River Fire, which is 38 percent contained, and the Ranch Fire, 15 percent contained, have consumed almost 100,000 acres. "Despite progress, the fires were only 12 percent contained".

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