California wildfires scorch an area the size of Los Angeles

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Along with a bulldozer contract employee and a Redding firefighter killed in the Carr Fire, the captain of a wildland hotshots team and a Cal Fire heavy equipment operator have been killed in the Ferguson fire burning near Yosemite in Mariposa County.

However, authorities who had feared there might be more casualties reported Wednesday that all those who had been reported missing had been located.

Even as firefighters start to turn back some fires, others suddenly spring up.

"The more serious predictions of warming and fires to occur later in the century, 2040 or 2050, they're now occurring in real time", he said.

Six people, including two firefighters, have died and the fire has destroyed 1060 homes and almost 500 other buildings, including barns and warehouses, making it the sixth most destructive wildfire in California history, state fire officials said.

A new fire, being called the Eel Fire, is causing need for mandatory evacuations in Mendocino County as of Tuesday.

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July was a devastating month for California, and the state has already spent more than a quarter of its firefighting budget for the entire season.

Firefighters rest between fire engines during a break from fighting the Ranch Fire and the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) in Upper Lake, California, U.S. August 1, 2018.

As many as 14,600 residents have been evacuated, fire officials said, and more than 12,000 structures are threatened.

It has destroyed more than 1,550 structures in and around Redding, a city of 90,000 people about 160 miles (260 km) north of the state capital, Sacramento.

High temperatures, low humidity and afternoon winds along with low fuel moistures are aiding large fire growth, officials said.

Mr Veverka, 34, said: "Right now, it's pretty much guaranteed we'll go from fire to fire to fire, until everything is out". We're in new normal...

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