News station forced to evacuate while on air due to Carr Fire

News station forced to evacuate while on air due to Carr Fire

News station forced to evacuate while on air due to Carr Fire

"We're not fighting a fire", said Jonathan Cox, battalion chief with Cal Fire.

Although the property wasn't immediately threatened by flames Friday morning, Warren said worsening air quality made the park unsafe for its 50-some fauna. By Friday morning, it had more than doubled in size, spreading across an area the size of the District of Columbia. The blaze continues to threaten almost 5,000 structures and 65 buildings have already been incinerated.

Smoke and flames are seen as a wildfire spreads through Redding, California, the U.S., July 26, 2018, in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media.

Cal Fire said the Cranston Fire, about 110 miles (177 km) east of Los Angeles had blackened 11,500 acres (4,650 hectares) and was just 3 percent contained.

Firefighters tried in vain to build containment around the blaze today but flames kept jumping their lines, he said.

Firefighters face a hard task in the days ahead, with dry conditions and temperatures expected to reach 110 F on Friday. They said the fire behavior has been erratic and unfavorable weather conditions have made progress hard. The blaze that broke out Monday was caused by a mechanical issue involving a vehicle, officials said.

At least two of these personnel were killed, authorities said.

One person, a bulldozer operator battling the flames, died in the wildfire, the New York Times reports.

The Carr Fire is "taking down everything in its path", he said. "The fire community is extremely heartbroken for this loss".

Steve Hobson, a former firefighter, said flames on the distant hillside looked like solar flares on the sun.

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McTigue said their injuries were burns to face, ears, and hands.

All three men are now out of the hospital and are expected to make a full recovery.

The blaze on Thursday killed a bulldozer operator as he worked to try to contain the blaze.

The Carr Fire burned across a stretch of California about two hours south of the OR border.

Teague says staff and volunteers were mindful of the brightening glow of the fire burning nearby in the hills above Redding. "We ask everyone to heed evacuation orders and leave promptly".

"Right now, we are being evacuated", anchor Allison Woods said during Thursday night's broadcast.

"There was no thinking about it", she told the Redding Record Searchlight newspaper, adding that she would spend most of her 71st birthday outside a shopping center awaiting word on their home. "It doesn't sound good".

According to KCBS Radio, at least two fire tornadoes have been reported in the region.

People in the western part of Redding, which has about 92,000 residents, were also asked to evacuate.

Governor Jerry Brown declares a State of Emergency in response to the Carr Fire.

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