Massive wildfires scorching California

Carr Fire

Lauren sprung into action checking on numerous homes, offering some good news to many viewers who were able to see their homes for the first time since being evacuated on Wednesday. Late Thursday, the city said its electric utility would be shutting down power to most of north Redding at the request of fire authorities "and to maintain system stability due to multiple line outages".

Three firefighters and an unknown number of civilians had burns, but the extent of their injuries wasn't immediately known, McLean said. Brandon N. McGlover, 32, of Temecula was booked on suspicion of five counts of arson, state fire officials said.

The Carr Fire tears through Shasta, Calif., Thursday, July 26, 2018.

The weather is calm Thursday morning in the San Jacinto Mountains where the fire broke out but forecasters say temperatures will remain above normal in the 90s to 100 with low relative humidity and that there could be gusty afternoon and evening winds. The fire was earlier estimated to have claimed almost 30,000 acres and was about 6 percent contained, but authorities said that acreage is expected to increase "dramatically".

Wildfires throughout the state have burned through tinder-dry brush and forest, forced thousands to evacuate homes and forced campers to pack up their tents at the height of summer. Gov.

In response to the growing blaze, California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for Riverside and Shasta counties.

The fire burning west of Redding, about 100 miles (161 kilometers) south of the OR state line, tripled in size overnight and then grew another 50 percent through the day to 45 square miles (115 square kilometers).

The Carr Fire is among 88 active large fires scorching the country and one of six large wildfires in California, the National Interagency Fire Center said.

More news: Storms, heavy rain continue Tuesday

Hundreds of miles to the south, winds were absent over the fire in Southern California's San Jacinto Mountains.

By 8:45 p.m., the fire had grown to 4,700 acres, according to the San Bernardino National Forest.

Firefighters are also battling other large blazes in the state.

"This fire is extremely risky and moving with no regard for what's in its path", he said.

The Cranston fire, which started last Wednesday, has burned down five homes and forced thousands of residents to leave their homes in the Idyllwild area. Residents located west of Trinity Mountain Road use evacuation center located at Weaverville Elementary School 31020 HWY 3 in Weaverville.

The closure through at least Sunday led to at least 1,000 campground and hotel bookings being canceled, park spokesman Scott Gediman said.

Officials emphasized that Yosemite wasn't in imminent danger from the fire, which grew to more than 67 square miles (173 square kilometres) in the adjacent Sierra National Forest. It's now reached 44,450 acres and is only three percent contained.

Related News:



Most liked

Nibali to have surgery, Demare silences critics in Tour stage win
Estonian rider Tanel Kangert launched an early solo breakaway and was first over the Montee de Peyragudes, the opening climb. Tangert was alone in the lead until halfway up the Col du Portet, when Quintana caught him and surged ahead.

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra reportedly engaged after 2 months of dating
Priyanka and Jonas have been making several appearances together, often walking hand in hand. Nick and Priyanka are yet to confirm the engagement, reported Hindustan Times .

Trump claims Federal Bureau of Investigation misled courts over surveillance of adviser
The surveillance court granted the Justice Department permission to extend its surveillance of Page three times in 2017. The surveillance of Page became a contentious matter between Republican and Democratic lawmakers earlier this year.

Ivan Gazidis defends Mezut Ozil over Germany controversy
Arsenal take on Atletico Madrid at the National Stadium before they also play Paris St Germain on Sunday. "We are like his home". Ozil announced his global retirement on Sunday, weeks after Germany's first-round World Cup exit.

Carmakers surge after Trump agrees to put auto tariffs on hold
They also agreed to increase trade in services and agriculture, including greater USA soy bean exports to the EU. After the meeting, the US President tweeted: "Great to be back on track with the European Union".

Wildfires in Greece Kill At Least 49
Near the town of Marathon, residents fled to safety along the beach, while 600 children were evacuated from holiday camps. Firefighters stand on a cliff top where burned trees hug the coastline in Mati east of Athens , Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

Republicans seek to impeach US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein
Minutes later, House Republicans voted to sanction the Department of Justice over GOP document requests. The other Republicans introducing the articles of impeachment are Rep.

Celebrities offer Demi Lovato support after reports of hospitalization for apparent overdose
Lovato was next scheduled to perform on Thursday in Atlantic City, New Jersey, but her appearance has reportedly been canceled. The news came about a month after Lovato released a song called Sober , in which she alludes to relapsing from sobriety.

Tour De France: Julian Alaphilippe takes 16th stage after peloton tear gassed
Spanish rider Gorka Izaguirre finished second, 15 seconds behind, and Yates crossed third with the same time. General director of the Tour de France Christian Prudhomme said: 'The finish will be brand new.

Cohen recording of pay-off talk broadcast on US TV
President Trump's longtime attorney and fixer is officially no longer on Team Trump, Cohen's lawyer told Axios on Wednesday. It would be instructive to find out whether Cohen knew what he was discussing with Trump was legally problematic.

Toronto suspect's family says he was ill
Hussain , reviewing his online activity, and looking into his experiences with mental health", said Saunders. Toronto has seen 23 gun-related homicides so far this year, compared to 16 in the first half of 2017.

Tour de France: Stage 14 highlights
Tour director Christian Prudhomme condemned the farmers' action and demanded more respect for riders. We got the information over the race radio of the type of protest that the boys had to ride through.

Trump claims 'tariffs are the greatest' amid trade war
President Trump's tariff threats against China, Canada, Mexico and the European Union prompted immediate threats of retaliation. This caused the price of sorghum to drop significantly, and forced ships full of sorghum heading to China to change course.

Israel Evacuates Over 400 Civilians And White Helmets From Syria
White Helmets head Raed Saleh said the evacuated workers had arrived in Jordan after being "surrounded in a risky region". He said the prospect of regime retaliation has forced the group's members to retreat to safer areas or flee.

What Did President Rouhani Say?
North's Foreign Ministry accused the United States of making "gangster-like" demands for its unilateral disarmament. Pompeo said the action showed that US authorities "were not afraid to tackle the regime at its highest level".