Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Winds hinder efforts to tackle California wildfire

Carr Fire Carr Fire spread heavily over the weekend reaching closer to towns and homes
Andrew Cummings | 03 August, 2018, 12:29

"Throughout the day crews will continue to mitigate spot fire potential across control lines", it said. The area remains closed to residents as crews work to restore some of the infrastructure in the area.

- The forward spread of the so-called Western Fire in Mendocino County has been stopped and is 50 percent contained, Cal Fire officials tweeted Wednesday evening.

"People are doing everything they can, but nature is very powerful and we're not on the side of nature", Brown said.

Of the 20 people reported missing as of Monday, all have now been accounted for.

The state is ablaze with more than a dozen wildfires. More than 4,000 fire personnel are battling the flames.

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Neighbouring wildfires have had similar effects to the Carr fire, evacuating people from the locality and destroying properties.

A plane battling the Ferguson Fire passes the setting sun in unincorporated Mariposa County California, near Yosemite National Park, on July 15.

A resident watches as a plume of smoke grows from the Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex) in the hills north of Upper Lake, California, U.S. August 1, 2018.

Thousands of firefighters were struggling Thursday to contain two vast wildfires in California, one of which has become one of the most destructive blazes in the state's history. High temperatures, low humidity and afternoon winds along with low fuel moistures are aiding large fire growth, fire officials said. The Ferguson Fire, which has claimed the lives of two firefighters, had burned nearly 100 square miles and was 39 percent contained after burning for nearly three weeks.

A deadly wildfire in Northern California continues to burn - and it doesn't show any signs of slowing down any time soon. The state spent a record $758 million a year ago. The fire is progressing into the town of Lewiston, Cal Fire spokesman Gabe Lauderdale said in a press video Wednesday morning.

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