Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

California Governor Seeks Wildfire Aid from Trump as State Battles 17 Blazes

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Ray Hunter | 07 August, 2018, 14:49

More immediately, the declaration will enable federal agencies to help battle the 17 major fires burning throughout the state.

"These kinds of disgusting situations bring people together, regardless of the lesser kind of ideologies and partisan considerations", Brown told a news conference Saturday.

Each earlier slip alone qualified as a "near miss" warning that the century-old mining trail could collapse, according to the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection's preliminary report.

The fire has reached into remote areas of the country's third-oldest national park. The River and Ranch fires had grown to cover a total of 229,000 acres (92,600 hectares) by late Saturday, and were considered 32 percent contained.

Ayeta is the seventh person to die in the enormous blaze that has been burning for two weeks near Redding, where armies of firefighters and fleets of aircraft continue battling the flames about 100 miles (160 kilometres) south of the OR state line.

The scorched land figure is expected to rise when the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) issues an update on Saturday night, spokeswoman Tricia Austin said. It has destroyed 1,567 homes and other structures and blackened 133,924 acres (54,197 hectares), making it the sixth most destructive California wildfire on record. Fueled by high temperatures, wind and low humidity, the blaze destroyed multiple homes and at least one historic building.

Despite the outlook, strong gusts along the upper ridge lines were a concern on the fire's rugged western flanks, a few miles from the town of Lewiston, which remained evacuated.

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Those figures, along with the fact that large fires are starting earlier in the year, has state officials anxious.

The 206-square-mile (533-square-kilometer) Carr Fire 100 miles south of the OR border is 39 percent contained after destroying 1,060 homes and many other structures.

The PG&E Corporation said on Sunday that a 21-year-old apprentice lineman, Jay Ayeta, had been killed when his vehicle crashed in western Shasta County as he worked with crews in unsafe terrain to battle the almost two-week-old Carr Fire. Hughes was killed July 29 by a falling tree while fighting the wildfire that has closed Yosemite National Park at the height of tourist season.

Other fires raging in the state include the Mendocino Complex, comprised of two blazes: the River Fire and the Ranch Fire. The Mandatory Evacuation area is west of Lucerne at Bartlett Springs Road and Highway CA-20, south of the fire, east of the fire, north of Clear Lake including the communities of Blue Lakes, Upper Lake, Nice, Lakeport, Witter Springs, Bachelor Valley, Scotts Valley, Saratoga Springs.

It burned so furiously on July 26 that it created what is called a fire whirl.

Much of the destruction was caused by a tornado of flames that the National Weather Service said reached 143 miles per hour (230 kph) on July 26.

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