Utility worker killed near near Carr Fire

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As of Friday morning, CalFire reported that the Ranch Fire was at 112,226 acres and 28 percent containment and the River Fire at 41,512 acres and 50 percent containment.

The Mendocino Complex fires are now some of the largest on record in California's history. The fires are threatening about 9,000 homes.

More evacuations were ordered on Saturday afternoon, but no estimate of people involved was released.

The Bee reports that the fire started Wednesday near the east side of Donnell Lake.

"California wildfires are being magnified & made so much worse by the bad environmental laws which aren't allowing massive amount of readily available water to be properly utilized", he tweeted.

Almost 40,000 state residents are reportedly under evacuation orders.

The fire continues to spread into the Mendocino National Forest and crews are scouting for opportunities ahead of the active fire's edge.

"Park administrators and fire managers have made the decision to extend the current park closures indefinitely".

The Carr fire, about 261km north of Sacramento, claimed the life of a power company lineman Saturday, according to a CBS affiliate citing a spokesman for the PG E Corporation.

The park service says the parts of Yosemite that will remain closed include Yosemite Valley, El Portal Road, Wawona Road, Big Oak Flat Road, Glacier Point, the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, the Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias, Wawona Campground, Crane Flat Campground and Tamarack Campground.

CBN News' Heather Sells is in California covering the wildfires.

The Democratic governor said he was confident the Republican president he has clashed with over immigration and pollution policies would send aid, which Trump did previous year when the California's wine country was hit hard. "Must also tree clear to stop fire spreading!"

The tweet came a day after Gov.

As crews in California battle 17 wildfires, Governor Edmund Brown asked President Donald Trump for federal money to bolster the ongoing emergency response and help residents recover. In addition to the Shasta declaration, Brown's office said FEMA was considering requests for disaster declarations for Lake, Mendocino and Napa counties "on an expedited basis".

If granted, the funds would help victims with crisis counseling, unemployment assistance, food and legal services.

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokeswoman Jane LaBoa says a wildfire remains several miles from the communities along the eastern shore of Clear Lake, about 110 miles (175 kilometers) north of San Francisco.

SAN FRANCISCO Twin wildfires fueled by dry vegetation and hot, windy weather continued to grow Saturday in Northern California, destroying 55 homes and forcing thousands of residents to flee their neighborhoods.

More than 14,000 firefighters are now battling 17 major fires burning across California.

That blaze has killed two firefighters and five civilians and destroyed more than 1,000 homes.

The National Weather Service issued red flag warnings of critical fire weather conditions through Saturday night, saying a series of dry low-pressure systems passing through the region could bring wind gusts of up to 35 miles per hour (56 kph) that could turn small fires or even sparks into racing walls of flames.