Extreme Conditions Expected as Firefighters Battle California Blazes

A fire truck rushes past flames that overran a road at the River Fire in Lakeport California on Tuesday

A fire truck rushes past flames that overran a road at the River Fire in Lakeport California on Tuesday

Another major blaze known as the Ferguson Fire broke out near the popular Yosemite National Park nearly three weeks ago, on July 13, and was only 39 percent contained by Thursday, officials said.

"A factor that folks in that area, crews in that area are aware of and they're looking at that and a potential for spot fires across their lines", said Gabe Lauderdale with Cal Fire.

It turned out that the duo had survived one of the most devastating fires in the region's recent memory by taking solace in each other's company.

"We had a lot of equipment on it last night", Gonzalez said.

"We're being surprised. Every year is teaching the fire authorities new lessons", Gov.

Covelo is a highly rural area in northern Mendocino County, east of Highway 101.

The national weather service warned weather conditions could lead to "dangerous and rapid irregular spreading of a large wildfire".

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Having scorched an area larger than New Orleans, the blaze was the biggest of 16 major wildfires in California and the most formidable of more than 90 across 13 western states from Texas to Alaska.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Thursday firefighters made some gains and the blaze is now a third contained.

"We're going to have more fire, more destructive fire, [and] more billions that will have to be spent on it", Governor Brown said.

Six people were killed in the Carr Fire, including two firefighters, two children who perished with their grandmother in a house that burned, and a man who defied an evacuation order to stay put in another home that was consumed by the fire.

Lake County The latest fire map from Cal Fire's Incident website.

More than 3,000 firefighters are battling the Mendocino Complex and were making some progress in slowing the fire that has been fueled by dry brush and fanned by wind and high temperatures. More than 1,000 homes have been confirmed destroyed, and each day the number grows. "A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior".

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