Seventh Death Tied To Carr Fire As PG&E Worker Killed

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

President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that the wildfires hitting California are "being magnified & made so much worse by the bad environmental laws which aren't allowing massive amount of readily available water to be properly utilized".

The Red Flag fire weather warning remains in force in areas of California where early season wildfires have sprung up and are expanding.

The fires have burned nearly one-half million acres since June and destroyed more than 2,000 structures, it added. Insurers paid out more than USD14 billion in insurance claims due to fire damage around the world, nearly entirely due to the October and December events in California. It has so far killed a firefighter, bulldozer operator, and a grandmother with her two grandchildren, and two others.

Hundreds of colleagues, family and friends attended a memorial service Saturday in Fresno for National Forest Service Capt. Brian Hughes, the Fresno Bee reported.

The fire also killed two firefighters. The Eel Fire is about 10 miles east of Covelo and is up to 1,000's just 5 percent contained, and only 38 people are working on it. The fire has destroyed more than 1,000 homes.

The two fires have charred an area of the forested, rural area five times the size of San Francisco and were only 27 percent contained.

Tens of thousands of people remain under evacuation orders.

High temperatures, low humidity and afternoon winds along with low fuel moistures are aiding large fire growth, officials said.

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As a precaution, new evacuations were called Friday for an area of Mendocino and Lake counties where the week-old twin fires are threatening about 9,000 homes.

But LaBoa says its trajectory and the weather forecast prompted officials to evacuate the communities Friday out of an abundance of caution. The three males refused to leave causing the fire crew to divert three VLAT (Very Large Air Tanker) passes.

The wildfire about 225 miles (360 kilometers) north of San Francisco started more than two weeks ago by sparks from the steel wheel of a towed-trailer's flat tire.

Napa County's Steele Fire destroyed eight structures and forced 300 residents to evacuate.

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. Together they are burning 201,471 acres and 34 percent contained.

The fire burned slowly for days before winds suddenly whipped it up last week and drove it furiously through brush and timber.

He says fire whirls are common, but not at the intensity recorded on July 26.

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.