California firefighters thanked by 3 girls on horseback

California firefighters thanked by 3 girls on horseback

California firefighters thanked by 3 girls on horseback

Australian fire authorities said the contingent of about 100 firefighters set off as conditions turned gusty in the mountains north of Sacramento, where fierce fires were among 100 burning across 13 western U.S. states.

California is prone to wildfires.

Firefighters are gaining steady ground on the Carr Fire, which has forced the evacuation of some 38,000 people and destroyed more than 1,000 homes.

"[The] predictions that I see, the more serious predictions of warming and fires to occur later in the century, 2040 or 2050, they're now occurring in real time", Brown said at a news conference on Wednesday in Sacramento. Firefighters were having some success keeping flames away from heavily populated areas, and officials began allowing some residents to return to their neighborhoods.

The blaze in the Redding area, 225 miles (360 kilometers) north of San Francisco, is the largest of 18 wildfires burning throughout California.

Firefighters on a structure protection team watch a plume of smoke grow from the Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex) in the hills north of Upper Lake, California, U.S. August 1, 2018. Crews "still have quite a bit of work to do" to shore up containment lines, he said.

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"Repopulation is the theme", Gouvea said.

Recent heatwave temperatures in the United States have meant that the country is more prone than ever to forest fires, as more fuels are available to promote growth.

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.

Most of the devastation occurred on the night of July 26, when gale-force winds whipped the blaze into a flaming cyclone that jumped the Sacramento River and roared with little warning into Redding and adjacent towns in the scenic Shasta-Trinity region. "Low humidity, heat and wind will continue to challenge firefighters throughout the day today". Brown said the trend would likely worsen if forecasts by climate scientists come to pass.

"Nature is very powerful and we are not on the side of nature", Brown said.

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