Published: Fri, July 27, 2018
Industry | By Johnnie Johnson

1 person killed in Northern California wildfire

1 person killed in Northern California wildfire

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

By Thursday, the fire was contained approximately 10 percent.

It was just 5 percent contained, Cal Fire officials said.

Cal Fire also says one private hire dozer operator died on Thursday.

The heart of Yosemite National Park remained empty the day after campers and hotel guests were evicted so firefighters could try to keep the state's largest fire from entering the park almost two weeks after it was sparked. Braden Varney, 36, a heavy fire equipment operator, was killed while batting another blaze near Yosemite National Park.

The Sundial Bridge on Friday. It's covered in ash and debris but is undamaged
The Sundial Bridge on Friday. It’s covered in ash and debris but is undamaged

Three other firefighters and an unknown number of civilians had burns, but the extent of their injuries wasn't immediately known, McLean said. See the frightening photos from the blaze that continues spread. The California National Guard is helping with the firefight, McLean told CNN.

That blaze had forced 3,200 people to evacuate in resort communities including Idyllwild, Mountain Center and Lake Hemet as it destroyed five structures and threatened 2,100 homes, the agency said.

The latest on the Cranston Fire Map 2018 reveals that 2174 homes are evacuated with 3200 under evacuation.

Officials have closed Highway 299 in Redding at Buenaventura Boulevard to westbound traffic.

"Right now we are being evacuated", Damante's co-anchor, Allison Woods, announced on a live broadcast at KRCR.

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Some babies are being airlifted to hospitals in Sacramento, while others are being transferred in ambulances.

While the hospital is not under a mandatory evacuation order, the infants are being evacuated because of the time and intense resources needed to relocate them.

In the state's far north, a 7-square-mile wildfire has forced the evacuation of French Gulch, a small Shasta County community that dates to the Gold Rush.

Authorities ordered residents to leave Idyllwild and several neighbouring communities, home to about 12,000 people.

"When you're dealing with temperatures that high, it's really, really hot heat", said Cal Fire spokesman Scott Kenney in a phone interview.

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Governor Jerry Brown declares a State of Emergency in response to the Carr Fire.

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.

The weather was calm Thursday morning in the San Jacinto Mountains where the fire broke out but forecasters stated that temperatures will stay above normal in the 90s to 100 with low relative humidity and that there could be gusty afternoon and evening winds. A Temecula man, 32-year-old Brandon N. McGlover, was later arrested and booked on five counts for allegedly igniting several fires in Riverside County. One of the fires he allegedly started is the Cranston Fire on the San Bernardino National Forest.

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