PG&E employee killed while working near Carr Fire

Firefighters fight to save a structure on New Long Valley Rd as the Ranch Fire burns near Clearlake Oaks California on Aug. 4 2018

Firefighters fight to save a structure on New Long Valley Rd as the Ranch Fire burns near Clearlake Oaks California on Aug. 4 2018

Officials said the River Fire, which is burning northeast of Ukiah, had limited movement overnight.

Years of drought have resulted in an abundance of dry vegetation across the Golden State, making it easier for wildfires to start - and allowing them to grow faster and and bigger once they catch Record-setting temperatures in many cities across California makes the intensity of these fires only worse - to the point where they can create their own unpredictable, destructive weather systems. The Cedar fire in 2003, now the third-largest, devoured 273,246 acres in San Diego County, according to Cal Fire records.

The Los Angeles Times explained that the likeliest explanation for Trump's tweet is that he's confused about stories from Central Valley farmers about irrigation. However, the River Fire remained at 47,663 acres and 50-percent containment.

More than 14,000 fire-fighters are battling a dozen of major blazes throughout California.

The latest victim of the Carr Fire was a Pacific Gas and Electric worker who was trying to restore power to houses that lost it in the fire, a company spokeswoman, Melissa Subbotin, said. Officials have confirmed that six people, including two firefighters and a woman and her two great-grandchildren, have died.

"We are routinely now seeing fires reach 100,000 acres several times in one month and it's only July, so we have a long way to go in this fire season, and as we saw past year fire season can go right up through December". RIM FIRE (Tuolumne County), August 2013 Acres burned: 257,314 Structures destroyed: 112 Deaths: 0 6.

"We have plenty of water", Cal Fire Deputy Chief Scott McLean told The Hill after Trump's tweet on Monday.

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"What seems like we should be in the peak of fire season, historically, is really now the kind of conditions we're seeing really at the beginning", Pimlott said at a news conference.

Fire officials have condemned the presidents comments, saying that they are not in fact struggling to source enough water to contain the fires.

An inmate firefighter pauses during a firing operation as the Carr fire continues to burn in Redding, California on 27 July 2018. That's higher than the five-year average for the same seven-month period ― 3,405 fires over 118,811 acres. The complex is now only a couple thousand acres shy of becoming the largest in state history, and it has done so in a remarkably brief period.

As for the northeast section of the fire that is moving further into the Mendocino National Forest, Blankenheim said firefighters were building lines around several cabins on private property near the edges of the Snow Mountain Wilderness as the fire continued east below. In all, they have destroyed hundreds of homes, killed eight people - including two firefighters assisting in a wildfire near Yosemite National Park.

President Donald Trump on Sunday approved California Gov.

In December, Governor Jerry Brown said devastating wildfires fuelled by climate change had become "the new normal".

Gilless said Trump's language about water "being diverted into the Pacific Ocean", doesn't make sense, as water naturally flows to the ocean. "Must also tree clear to stop fire from spreading!" "And I'm not aware of any situation in which those conflicts have restricted the availability of water for firefighting purposes".

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