PG&E Worker Killed In Carr Fire Has Been Identified
07 August, 2018, 12:59 | Author: Ted Wilson
It killed two firefighters and four residents and displaced more than 38,000 people.
Ayeta is the seventh person to die in the destructive fire that has been burning for two weeks near Redding, where armies of firefighters and fleets of aircraft continue battling the huge blaze about 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of the OR state line. Dry, hot winds fueled both blazes, which have collectively charred almost 400 square miles (1,036 square kilometers) of brush and timber.
The Carr Fire burning near Redding has 163,207 acres and is 45 percent contained. It was almost halfway contained, Cal Firesaid.
About two-thirds of the global reinforcements in Redding were sent to the Mendocino Complex Fires, U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Kerry Greene said, and the remaining third stayed nearby to fight the Carr Fire.
Sunday was a "really good day for the River Fire", Cal Fire Operations Section Chief Charlie Blankenheim said during his evening update on the Mendocino Complex fires, explaining that personnel had begun "mopping up" and shifting focus to the Ranch Fire, which grew another 25,000 acres overnight to exceed 200,000 acres.
Meanwhile, firefighters are battling more than a dozen other major fires amid California's hot and dry weather.
"Over the past 48 hours, fire has impacted all of the roads used to access Yosemite Valley, burning dead and downed trees that can become very explosive and fall without warning", according to the National Park Service.
Since being ignited on 27 July they have devastated 283,000 acres (443.4 square miles).
The SAFD hopes its crew will help in the fight, adding to the more than 4,700 fire personnel who are now battling the Carr Fire.
A helicopter makes a water drop on windswept flames from the River Fire as it again threatens the town of Lakeport on August 3, 2018.
The Ranch Fire is the larger of the two fires, having consumed more than 225,000 acres so far.
Two blazes collectively called the Mendocino Complex burnt in Mendocino, Lake and Colusa counties, about 145 km north of San Francisco.
Keith Gilless is a UC Berkeley professor of forest economics and chairman of the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection. He also encouraged the clearing of trees to stop the fires from spreading.
Hundreds of colleagues, family and friends attended a memorial service Saturday in Fresno for National Forest Service Capt. Brian Hughes.
While no casualties have yet been reported, the fires which have been raging throughout Northern California since July 27, have already destroyed 75 residences and are now threatening another 11,300 structures.
Hurley said temperatures could reach 110 degrees (43 Celsius) in Northern California over the next few days with gusty winds fanning the flames. The Mendocino Complex, which is 30 per cent contained, is still growing.
Trump appears to have conflated the state's real water controversy between farmers and environmentalists with the unrelated issue of firefighting. "When we are fighting these fires, we are trying to protect all life - wild and domestic".
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