Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Australia, NZ firefighters fly out to battle deadly California wildfires

Carr fire spread Hot and windy conditions have caused the fire to spread further
Ray Hunter | 03 August, 2018, 17:20

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 64,000 acres (258 square kilometres) and is only 39 per cent contained. The area remains closed to residents as crews work to restore some of the infrastructure in the area.

Chief Buttron said the animals survived what could be one of the state's most destructive fire of the year, which has burned more than 11,000 acres in its path. "In this case, we had high tension power line towers that were completely collapsed", said NWS meteorologist Hannah Chandler.

The team is on 24-hour shifts and we are grateful they took time out of their recuperation period to share these photos and video with us.

Covelo is a highly rural area in northern Mendocino County, east of Highway 101.

At last check, the Carr Fire had burned more than 176 square miles and was only 30 percent contained.

Firefighters conduct a controlled burn to defend houses against flames from the Ranch fire, as it continues to spreads towards the town of Upper Lake, California on August 2, 2018.

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That fire under command of the National Forest Service.

A plane battling the Ferguson Fire passes the setting sun in unincorporated Mariposa County California, near Yosemite National Park, on July 15. They'll not only be battling the fire, but shifting winds and hilly terrain.

And here's a new couple to coo over, courtesy of the Grass Valley Fire Service in the Californian city of Sacramento, who were working to tame fires raging in the suburb of Redding yesterday.

A DC-10 air tanker drops fire retardant along the crest of a hill to protect the two bulldozers below that were cutting fire lines at the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) near Lakeport, California.

Fire officials said such blazes had been fuelled by several years of drought-dessicated vegetation, and stoked by frequent and persistent bouts of erratic winds and triple-digit temperatures.

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