California's Gov. Brown: Wildfires Are Evidence Of Changing Climate 'In Real Time'

California's Gov. Brown: Wildfires Are Evidence Of Changing Climate 'In Real Time'

California's Gov. Brown: Wildfires Are Evidence Of Changing Climate 'In Real Time'

The fire has killed six people in Shasta County, including two firefighters, and destroyed 1,555 structures.

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

Most of the devastation occurred on the night of July 26, when gale-force winds whipped the blaze into a flaming cyclone that jumped the Sacramento River and roared with little warning into Redding and adjacent towns in the scenic Shasta-Trinity region.

Tens of thousands of people across California are waiting to return home or assess what remains of their homes after the fires. Of the 20 people reported missing as of Monday, all have now been accounted for.

The fire, which is almost twice the size of Sacramento, was only 35 per cent contained after more than a week.

In the large-scale forest fire in California has destroyed over 1000 dwellings.

Temperatures will soar into the lower 100s in many places, Norman said, and whipping winds will be "wildly fluctuating as the fires generate their own localized wind".

The Carr Fire had grown into the 6th most destructive fire in state history surpassing the 2017 Nuns Fire in Sonoma County.

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Air tankers have been dropping fire retardant on two wildfires in Northern California to help try and stop them spreading any further.

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

CalFire says the blazes about 14 miles (22 kilometers) apart are threatening 12,000 homes.

Others were frustrated by the lack of information about the status of their homes from authorities overwhelmed by fighting the fire.

A 100-square-mile (259-square-kilometer) fire near Yosemite National Park prompted evacuation orders for the community of Wawona inside the park, which has fewer than 200 residents.

Relief crews came from other areas to Redding on Wednesday so firefighters could be together and grieve the death of colleague Jeremy Stoke, Chief Cullen Kreider said.

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

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