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The Latest: Forest-threatened buildings jump to 5,000



The Latest on California's Disrupting Forest Fires (All Local):

11:38

A spokesman says the number of homes and structures threatened by Northern California wildfire has increased tens of thousands to 5,000 after the fire exploded overnight.

CalFire spokesman Scott Kenney said Friday that the updated number reflects recent evacuations.

Kenney says the fire is only three percent contained and could spread in all directions.

(19659007) Dozens of homes were destroyed in subdivisions along the Sacramento River.

At least two dozen homes in the Redding Lakes Estates smoldered, but others escaped flames

Aerial surveys showed that dozens of homes were also in ruins in the Keswick Lake Estates to the north

11:17

A 32nd year old man was deliberately charged with Nine surf in Southern California, including one who has persecuted thousands of mountain community residents.

The Riverside County district attorney's office says Temecula's Brandon McGlover will be charged on Friday for fifteen crimes, possibly resulting in life imprisonment.

All nine fires were scheduled Wednesday in the Idyllwild, Anza and Sage areas about 100 miles east of Los Angeles. One was the Cranston Fire, which has grown to 46 square kilometers in the Idyllwild area of ​​the San Jacinto Mountains.

Five houses have been destroyed, more than 4,900 buildings are under threat, and an estimated 6,000 people have been evacuated

McGlover is held in lieu of a $ 1 million bail. He is due to appear in court on Friday afternoon at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta

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11:00

An official says more than 5,000 people have been evacuated and authorities expect a devastating wave in Northern California

Californian governor California Emergency Services Bureau spokesman Kelly Huston says they are coordinating the deployment of California National Guard aircraft to fight the flames.

Officials say the extremely unpredictable wildfire in and around the city The city of Redding is growing rapidly with scorching temperatures, low humidity and windy conditions. Temperatures are expected to reach 110 (43 Celsius) on Friday.

Huston says officials are bringing emergency shelters, including cots and food, to four accommodations in Shasta County.

He says the shelters prepare for what might be a "longer-term" event

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10:20 am

A hospital official says eight people with burn injuries at Mercy Medical Center in Redding , California were treated.

Hospital spokesman Mike Mangas says three of the injured were injured in a fatal fire in Shasta County.

He says none of the injuries is serious.

Mangas says people with respiratory problems go to the hospital.

Mangas says six babies in his neonatal intensive care unit, which cares for premature babies, have been evacuated as a precautionary measure.

He says the hospital is preparing high-risk patients to be evacuated, but the hospital remains open and fully functional. [19659003] __

9:25 am

Residents of California communities hit by a massive conflagration said they had minutes to evacuate after officials knocked on their doors in the dead of night Fire spread quickly.

Sharon Stapleton tells the newspaper Record Searchlight that she and her husband have taken along a pillow, a couple of shirts and pants, medicines, important documents and their two dogs in their Sport Utility Vehicle and RV

Stapleton says that They Have Goed After a Policeman

Stapleton says she was celebrating sitting in a folding chair on the lawn in front of a shopping mall in Redding, California, phoning to see if her rented apartment survived.

She says some of her neighbors were hoping to survive the firestorm.

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8:30

Firefighters say that 65 buildings were destroyed by a deadly forest fire Hugh rural towns in northern California. This is destroyed by an earlier report of 15.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Safety says 500 more buildings are under threat from the massive fire disaster that killed two firefighters.

Officials say the extremely unpredictable wildfire in and around The city of Redding is growing rapidly with scorching temperatures, low humidity and windy conditions.

The fire, which started on Monday, grew to 180 square kilometers overnight on Thursday night.

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8:05

Officials say a firefighter was killed by a massive Northern California wildfire and the death toll increased to 2.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Safety said Friday that a fire fighter was killed with the fire department in Redding City's fire in Shasta County.

The department says it is investigating death. No further details were given.

Thursday's fire killed a bulldozer as he tried to stem the fire.

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7:40 am

Wildfire in the San Jacinto Mountains of Southern California has grown to 18 square miles (46 square kilometers).

Authorities say that only 3 percent of the scope of the fire is included on Friday morning. The conditions are calm, but gusty winds are expected by the afternoon.

The fire was reportedly shut down on Wednesday and was rapidly spreading through wood and shrubs near Idyllwild and other communities about 160 kilometers east of Los Angeles] More than 4,900 structures are under threat and an estimated 6,000 people have been evacuated.

In the Sierra Nevada, the Ferguson Fire continues to grow outside the Yosemite National Park.

Authorities say it is now nearly 72 square miles (186 square kilometers), but containment has risen to 29 percent.

Yosemite Valley and the Wawona and Mariposa Grove areas of the National Park remain closed.

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7:10 am

Hundreds of people who fled their homes because of a massive fire in northern California crowd into shelters while the fire illuminates the sky with a red glow.

Videos posted on social media show long rows of cars moving slowly on a freeway near the town of Redding as wildfire rages on the hills behind them.

Dozens of evacuees go to Shasta College, where officials have sheltered. Another shelter was set up in a primary school

Compulsory evacuations were ordered overnight for the city of Shasta Lake, which has about 10,000 inhabitants.

People in the western part of Redding, which has about 92,000 inhabitants

The fire grew overnight to 180 square kilometers (180 square kilometers).

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6:40 pm

More evacuations were ordered as a devastating forest fire struck an area in and around the northern California town of Redding.

The fire that exploded on Monday exploded late Thursday and raced into small communities west of Redding before it reached the city limits.

Firefighters say dozens of houses are burned, though conditions make it impossible to determine an exact count The number could climb much higher.

A bulldozer on the firing lines was killed and three firefighters suffered burns. Some civilians were also injured.

Compulsory evacuations were extended overnight to the city of Shasta Lake, which has about 10,000 inhabitants.

Parts of Redding, which has about 92,000 inhabitants and is the largest city in the region, were also evacuated.

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2 O'clock

An explosive wildfire ripped through two small communities in Northern California, killing a bulldozer on the firing lines, burning three firefighters, destroying dozens of homes, and forcing thousands of frightened residents to flee. 19659003] Flames swept through the communities of Shasta and Keswick before reaching the Sacramento River on Thursday and reaching Redding. It is a city of about 92,000 inhabitants and the largest in the region.

Residents in the western part of Redding who were not there Under evacuation orders they were taken by surprise and had to flee with little attention, which led to miles of traffic jams as the flames colored the sky orange.

Many firefighters focused on the flames to bring people to life.


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