Devastating wildfires a "new normal" for California, Gov. Jerry Brown says

Aug 03, 2018, 10:09
Devastating wildfires a

Extreme weather conditions were expected to return on Thursday and could stoke wildfires in California, where thousands of tired firefighters are battling the destructive, deadly blazes.

Yosemite Valley and other areas of the park have been closed to tourists since July 25 because of heavy smoke from the fire, which has burned almost 100 square miles (259 square kilometers) and is only partially contained.

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection commanders said on Wednesday the fire, sparked by a vehicle on July 23, was burning with far less intensity this week and posed little immediate threat to populated areas. He told reporters Wednesday that "nature is very powerful, and we're not on the side of nature". The fire is progressing into the town of Lewiston, Cal Fire spokesman Gabe Lauderdale said in a press video Wednesday morning. Jerry Brown said at a news conference Wednesday.

Meanwhile, 32,000 residents are still evacuated from the fires and more than 1,000 homes have been destroyed.

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

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.

Over 4,300 personnel assigned to the blaze have carved containment lines around 37 percent of the perimeter
Over 4,300 personnel assigned to the blaze have carved containment lines around 37 percent of the perimeter

Officials are lifting more evacuations across Shasta County as firefighters gain containment on a wildfire burning in the region.

Blistering heat, shifting winds, steep terrain and plentiful dried growth continued to challenge more than 4,000 firefighters battling the Carr Fire, which has killed six people, including two firefighters. They are 24 percent contained.

Australian fire authorities said the contingent of about 100 firefighters set off as conditions turned gusty in the mountains north of Sacramento, where fierce fires were among 100 burning across 13 western USA states.

Twin fires also burned in Mendocino and Lake counties.

Even as firefighters start to turn back some fires, others suddenly spring up.

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. The weather isn't helping: low humidity, winds, and dry conditions are challenging firefighting efforts.

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