Published: Thu, August 02, 2018
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

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

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Firefighters in northern California are defeating the savage, ten-day-old fire blaze that has demolished more than 1,000 homes as experts expatriate the neighborhood with a few individuals being discovered alive.

The Carr Fire was 35% contained early Wednesday, Cal Fire said.

Property misfortunes so far have been put at 1,546 structures, including 1,0580 homes, influencing the Carr To flame the 6th most damaging in California's history.

Just a month into the budget year, California has already spent more than one-quarter of its annual fire budget, at least $125 million, state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Mike Mohler said Wednesday. Get the full story in the video above.

After 20 days of destruction, the Ferguson Fire in central California was only 39% contained as of Wednesday. Jerry Brown said at a news conference Wednesday.

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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 26,000 hectares and is only 39 per cent contained.

A fire crew from San Luis Obispo County keeps an eye on an advancing wildfire from the perimeter of a residence Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Lakeport, Calif. Evacuation orders remained in effect Tuesday for the town of Lakeport, the county seat, along with some smaller communities and a section of the Mendocino National Forest.

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

Despite the 13,000 firefighters on the fire lines, Cal Fire officials are calling in back-up from other states and even other countries. "You can expect, unfortunately, for that to intensify".

Redding Police on Tuesday asked for help from the public locating four people who are still missing. "We're being surprised. Every year is teaching the fire authorities new lessons. We're part of that process of the Mediterranean climate that is being impacted by the changing weather".

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