The 11-day-old Carr Fire, which has scorched almost 126,000 acres (51,000 hectares) in the scenic Shasta-Trinity region north of Sacramento, remains the largest and most fearsome of 18 significant wildfires burning across California and more than 100 nationwide.
- The forward spread of the so-called Western Fire in Mendocino County has been stopped and is 50 percent contained, Cal Fire officials tweeted Wednesday evening. Brown said the state will spend whatever it takes to fight wildfires ravaging California that have wiped out more than 1,000 homes and killed multiple people. CAL FIRE said Wednesday morning that a total of 10 residences have been destroyed in the two fires, but it is not clear if that number includes what could be additional losses late in the day on Tuesday. Get the full story in the video above. More than 4,100 firefighters are battling the blaze.
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.
Brown said that only a month into the current budget year California has already spent $125 million, a quarter of its fire budget.
Law enforcement officials said the last four people reported as missing among a list of 20 whose names were published on Tuesday were located safe on Wednesday. Jerry Brown. "All that is the new normal that we will have to face".
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Others were frustrated by the lack of information about the status of their homes from authorities overwhelmed by fighting the fire.
CalFire says the blazes about 14 miles (22 kilometers) apart are threatening 12,000 homes.
Josh Lister and his family lost their home and belongings after the fire swept through Redding, a city of nearly 100,000 people.
The fire doubled in size on July 28, nearly a week after it started.
A second wave of wildland firefighters from Florida reported for duty in California on Wednesday. "They had just been released from the (Mendocino Complex) and were heading to their hotel when they were dispatched to the Vichy Fire, and another Strike Team engine pulled up after them".