Brown On Wildfires Outbreak: ‘We Are In For A Rough Ride’

Geneva Stokes
August 2, 2018

Redding Police Chief Roger Moore, who lost his own home in the fire, said social workers and clergy would be on hand to lend support to distressed residents. "You can expect, unfortunately, that to keep intensifying in California and throughout the Southwest".

"People are doing everything they can, but nature is very powerful and we're not on the side of nature", Brown said. By Wednesday afternoon, containment was at 35 percent.

As firefighters continued to gain ground on the massive Carr Fire in Northern California and the Ferguson Fire to the south that has threatened Yosemite National Park, new blazes were erupting to threaten homes and lives elsewhere in the state. "We're part of that process of the Mediterranean climate that is being impacted by the changing weather". More than 4,100 firefighters are battling the blaze.

Sixteen of the largest wildfires burning in California have scorched 320,000 acres, authorities said Wednesday - an area larger than the entire city of Los Angeles. "We're being surprised. Every year is teaching the fire authorities new lessons".

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

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"The need to protect these requiring more firefighters, more resources all the time", Pimlott said.

Flames consume a home as the River Fire tears though Lakeport, Calif., on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Brown said the state will spend whatever it takes to fight wildfires ravaging California that have wiped out more than 1,000 homes and killed multiple people.

Unlike the Carr Fire, authorities don't know what started the Ferguson Fire, which has now engulfed almost 63,000 acres.

In another sign the crisis in Redding was ebbing, law enforcement officials said the last four people reported as missing among a list of 20 whose names were published on Tuesday were located safe and sound on Wednesday.

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.

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