Firefighters in California gain ground on deadly Carr Fire

Firefighters in California gain ground on deadly Carr Fire

Firefighters in California gain ground on deadly Carr Fire

"I would suspect there will be more fires to come and more fires each year for a very long time", Brown said. "You can expect, unfortunately, for that to intensify".

At a separate news conference on Wednesday, Governor Jerry Brown said the Carr Fire typified a "new normal" authorities are encountering, as large, extremely intense and swiftly spreading wildfires occur more often over a longer fire season. Yosemite Valley and other areas of the park have been closed to tourists since July 25 because of heavy smoke from the fire, which has burned almost 64,000 acres (258 square kilometers) and is only 39 percent contained. It is 35 percent contained.

As fire crews continue to battle more than a dozen wildfires across California, officials are anxious about the impact these disasters will have on the state's economy.

"We had a lot of equipment on it last night", Gonzalez said. They also echo the frustration of many on the front lines battling the blazes.

Currently, almost 13,000 firefighters were on the lines of 16 large wildfires Wednesday burning across California.

Watch an aerial video of the California fires.

"We're being surprised. Every year is teaching the fire authorities new lessons", Gov. "It's not going away, so we have to learn to live with it", Cal Fire Director Ken Pimlott said Wednesday in an interview, according to The Sacramento Bee.

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Flames consume a home as the River Fire tears though Lakeport, Calif., on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, 32,000 residents are still evacuated from the fires and more than 1,000 homes have been destroyed.

Unlike the Carr Fire, authorities don't know what started the Ferguson Fire, which has now engulfed almost 63,000 acres.

Thousands of people were allowed to return to their homes this week but the blaze continues to burn and has scorched 180 square miles (470 square kilometers).

Redding police said everyone reported missing in Shasta County had been found.

The fire near Covelo prompted evacuation orders for about 60 homes in the farming and ranching area on the edge of the Mendocino National Forest.

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