Forest fires in California: six dead, thousands evacuated

Forest fires in California, which continue to expand, have all made at least six dead demanded. There is a partial alarm condition declared in the state, where thousands of residents have been evacuated. A suspected arsonist has been arrested.

When the forest fires are approximately 63.000 hectares destroyed by the flames. In total, there are currently fourteen fires throughout California. About 10,000 firefighters to fight the fire.

The fire that the name ‘Carr’, in the north of the city of Redding, in northern California, demanded Thursday the lives of two firefighters. The fire is at the moment, but for five percent under control. “They expanded significantly in all directions’, says the fire brigade.

‘Carr’ demanded now also the lives of two young children, and their great-grandmother of seventy, says their family on Saturday in the American media. In total, 38,000 inhabitants evacuated in the county of Shasta. The governor of California, Jerry Brown, called the fire ’out of control’. President Donald Trump signed a decree allowing the federal agency for disaster response (Fema) local authorities can support.


The fire ‘Ferguson’, in turn, extends now also to the Yosemite National Park, which partly had to close. The Yosemite Valley would be open again on 3 August.

Then on Saturday morning, a state of affairs was given, said cell broadcast service, Inciweb, the fire since its beginning on July 13, 20,000 hectares has been destroyed, and only 29 percent is under control. One firefighter died, and seven others were injured.

A 32-year-old man, Brandon McGlover, has been arrested. He is suspected to be responsible for nine fires in the south-west of the county of Riverside. Vrijdagvoormiddag he was charged with fifteen facts. He pleads innocent.

Governor Brown called the state of emergency in the county, so that extra resources can get.

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