A Tall Smoke Cloud, Is The Reason For The Shadow, With The Smoke Coming From The Carr Fire In Shasta County.
The Fire Has Led To The Mass Departure Of 38,000 Occupants Within Shasta County And The Burn Area. The California National Guard Says It Has 800 Soldiers And Airmen Currently On The Ground Or En Route To The Carr Fire To Help.
Officials Were Driving Friday Through The Smouldering Remains Of A Neighborhood In The Northern California City Of Redding, Trying To Find Out The Number Of Homes That Has Been Lost To The Fast-Moving Wildfire That Also Has Killed Two People Who Were Fire Fighters.

Occupants And Relatives Were Permitted Back In To See Whether There Were Items That Could Be Recovered Or Whether Pets Left Behind Could Be Found.
California Department Of Forestry And Fire Protection, Or Cal Fire, Had Authorities In The Area Calculating The Damage.
The Carr Fire Damaged The Small Communities Of Shasta And Keswick Before Jumping The Sacramento River And Burning Houses On The Environs Of Redding, A City Of 95,000 People 120 Miles South Of The California-Oregon Border.
The Fire Has Destroyed At Least 500 Structures So Far, Damaged 75 Others And Is Threatening Almost 5,000 Homes And Buildings, Cal Fire Spokesman Scott Kenney Said.
Two People Have Died Fighting The Fire. One Was Identified As Fire Inspector Jeremy Stoke, Jeremy Died While Battling The Carr Fire.
A Private-Hire Bulldozer Operator, Who Was Not Identified, Died While Battling The Fire As Well.

Three Fire-Fighters From Marin County Fire — Engineer Scott Pederson And Fire-Fighters Tyler Barnes And Brian Cardoza — Were Treated For Burns To The Ears, Hands And Face At Mercy Hospital In Redding And Have Been Released From The Hospital, The Fire Department Said In A News Broadcast.
A Fourth Fire-Fighter Was Being Evaluated At UC Davis Burn Center, The News Release Said.
Eight People Were Treated For Respiratory And Burn-Related Injuries At Mercy Medical Center In Redding, A Hospital Representative Said.
The Blaze Twice In Size In Only 12 Hours, And Now Covers 48,312 Acres, With Only 5% Containment, Cal Fire Said.
More Than 1,700 Fire-Fighters Have Been Trying To Control The Blaze Since It Broke Out Monday, But Hot And Windy Conditions Continue Increasing It, Officials Said.
The Fire In Fact Began With The Mechanical Failure Of A Vehicle, Fire Officials Said. Flames Have Consumed Trees, Houses And Historic Buildings In Shasta County For Days And Temporarily Closed Traffic Along Highway 299.
It Also Struck The Oak Bottom Marina At Whiskey-Town Lake, West Of Redding, Leaving About 40 Boats And Part Of The Dock Burnt.
The Fire Has Also Disrupted Rail Travel. Amtrak Said Coast Starlight Service, Operating Daily Between Seattle And Los Angeles, Has Been Stopped Between Sacramento And Klamath Falls, Oregon, Until Conditions Change.
California Gov. Jerry Brown Declared A State Of Emergency On Thursday For Riverside And Shasta Counties In Response To Fires.
He Also Sent A Letter To President Donald Trump And The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Requesting A Presidential Emergency Declaration For Direct Federal Assistance To Further Support The Communities Impacted By The Carr Fire In Shasta County.
“Supplemental Federal Assistance Is Necessary To Save Lives And To Protect Property, Public Health And Safety, And To Lessen The Effects Of This Imminent Catastrophe He Said.

Brown Said In His Letter That He Was Requesting “Direct Federal Assistance, Including Department Of Defence Air Assets To Immediately Alleviate The Impacts Of This Fire; Shelter Supplies And Water For 30,000 Evacuated Residents In Shasta County; U.S. Department Of Agriculture’s Assistance In Evacuating Large Animals; Mass Care; Evacuation Assistance For Individuals With Access And Functional Needs; And Ambulatory Transport
The Carr Fire Is Among 89 Active Large Fires Burning In 14 States And One Of Six Large Wildfires In California, The National Interagency Fire Center Said.
Elsewhere In California, The Ferguson Fire Has Prompted The Closure Of The Most Iconic Areas Of Yosemite National Park, Killed One Person And Injured Several Fire-Fighters. The Park Will Reopen To All Visitors August 3, Officials Said.
The Blaze, Which Is Raging West Of The Park, Has Burned 46,675 Acres And Is 29% Contained, Cal Fire Said. About 3,800 Fire-Fighters Are On The Scene.
Braden Varney, 36, A Heavy Fire Equipment Operator, Was Killed Last Weekend While Battling The Blaze.
Another Massive Wildfire In The San Bernardino National Forest, Known As The Cranston Fire, Prompted Thousands To Flee Their Homes And Led To The Arrest Of A Man.

Brandon N. Mcglover, 32, Of Temecula Was Detained Wednesday And Is Facing Five Counts Of Arson To Wildland, The Riverside County Fire Department And Cal Fire Said.
Authorities Said They Believe Mcglover Started Not Only The Cranston Fire But Other Fires In The Region As Well.
More Than 1,300 Fire-Fighters Are Battling That Blaze, Which Has Scorched 12,300 Acres And Is Only 16% Contained, Fire Officials Said.
The Fire, Which Is About 5 Miles Southwest Of Palm Springs, Has Led To The Evacuation Of The Town Of Idyllwild And Other Communities.

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