2 dead, thousands flee their homes as California wildfire rages

5 Killed Including 2 Children and Their Great-Great Grandmother in California Wildfires

5 Killed Including 2 Children and Their Great-Great Grandmother in California Wildfires

A monster wildfire in northern California burned unchecked on Saturday after it killed two firefighters, destroyed hundreds of structures and sent thousands of frantic residents racing from their homes. Lakeport, home to about 5,000 people, is around 190 kilometres north of San Francisco. The Ferguson Fire near Yosemite, which has charred 46,675 acres, was 29 percent contained.

About 160 kilometres northeast, officials near Redding struck a hopeful tone for the first time in days as a massive fire slowed following days of explosive growth. After days of fortifying the areas around Redding, fire crews were increasingly confident that the city would escape further damage. They took all the defensive measures they could and evacuated Thursday before the order.

The Carr Fire wiped out forest around much of Whiskeytown Lake, burning dozens of boats docked at a marina, and then swept through the historic Gold Rush-era town of Shasta and destroyed almost all of Keswick, a hamlet just west of Redding.

Residents who gathered belongings in haste described a chaotic and congested getaway as sparks flew and fire leaped across the wide Sacramento River, torching subdivisions in Redding.

Redding police chief Roger Moore was among those who lost their homes, the Los Angeles Times reported.

In those final minutes, unable to get to his wife and their great-grandchildren, Bledsoe was able to get through on the phone. The San Bernardino County Fire Department was called in to tamp down smoking piles of debris that were scattered around the town amid downed electricity lines.

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"This was my house since I was born", he said, getting emotional. "Still out watching over the ones still standing".

A vehicle passes through flames on Highway 299 as the Carr Fire burns through Shasta, Calif., Thursday, July 26, 2018. Authorities had not reopened any evacuated neighbourhoods where fires raged due to safety and ongoing investigations.

A man accused of setting several fires in Riverside County, including the Cranston Fire, was arrested Wednesday, authorities said.

They're spinning vortexes of air, ash and fire, and are also known as "fire tornadoes".

"There's so much smoke up there, it's actually keeping the temperature down by about 10 degrees", Barufaldi said. The terrain surrounding nearby Whiskeytown Lake was burned, burning or seemingly about to burn.

A firefighter waters down a back burn on Cloverdale Road near the town of Igo, Calif., on Saturday.

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Melody Bledsoe's husband, Ed Bledsoe, said he had gone to get supplies when his house caught fire.

The sixth victim, who was not identified, did not flee despite receiving an evacuation warning, Bosenko said. Government officials claimed that it is the largest fire in California, which is threatening more than 5,000 structures. Firefighters worked "aggressively" throughout the night to try to contain the flames, officials said, but the fire has been "active in all directions and has made significant runs". Two firefighters were killed: Redding fire inspector Jeremy Stoke and a bulldozer operator whose name wasn't immediately released.

Toys stand untouched near a home destroyed west of Redding.

Officials battling the blaze told the news conference in Redding they were feeling more optimistic on Sunday afternoon and starting to gain ground on the Carr Fire.

Noland is among the 38,000 people evacuated after the so-called Carr Fire roared into the outskirts of Redding in Shasta County, leaving five people dead, including two firefighters, a woman and her two great-grandchildren.

Hughes, the firefighter killed near Yosemite, was originally from Hawaii. He is the second firefighter fatality since another firefighter died when his bulldozer overturned earlier in the month.

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