Published: Tue, August 07, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Utility worker killed near Northern California wildfire

Utility worker killed near Northern California wildfire

California fire officials said that the two fires about 100 miles north of San Francisco were 30 percent contained and have scorched 428 square miles.

It's killed seven people, including two firefighters who were helping residents evacuate from the affected area.

At the same time, President Donald Trump blamed the state's environmental laws for the wildfires.

"There are also significant terrain hazards for firefighters".

A helicopter drops water while battling the Ranch Fire, part of the Mendocino Complex Fire, near Clearlake Oaks, California, on August 5, 2018.

More than 3,700 firefighting personnel are battling the Mendocino Complex, one of about 17 wildfires burning in the state. ZACA FIRE (Santa Barbara County), July 2007 Acres burned: Structures destroyed: Deaths: 7.

As of this morning, the Ranch Fire had grown to 225,001 acres with 21% containment.

Firefighters are unlikely to see some respite.

The complex of fire has been less destructive to property than some of the other wildfires in the state because it is mostly raging in remote areas.

Seventeen wildfires are burning up and down California.

The massive Mendocino Complex fire grew to become the second largest in California history over the weekend, threatening more than 9,000 structures.

Horribly Ironic Urban Meyer T-Shirt Sell Out Mere Hours After Getting Suspended
The day after Smith was sacked , Meyer was asked about the allegations during the Big Ten Conference Football Media Day. Smith was sacked July 23 after reports surfaced that his ex-wife filed an order of protection against him.

Firefighters by Saturday night had managed to contain 41% of the Carr blaze, measured at 58,680 hectares, and authorities were allowing some evacuees to return, Cal Fire said. Pacific Gas and Electric Company tells ABC News a crew member was doing restoration work in Shasta County when an unspecified accident happened. The utility has not responded to a request for comment.

Local officials and experts have criticised and dismissed his tweets. He added in the tweet that water "is being diverted into the Pacific Ocean".

On Saturday, California Gov.

"Fire season is really just beginning", Cal Fire Director Ken Pimlott said, explaining that such intense conditions used to come around the peak of the season.

It's proper to note that the environmental policies being promoted by the Trump White House will make climate change worse.

Gleick continued: "California's forests are burning because of past severe drought and current extreme temperatures and weather, worsened by human-caused climate change, which you think, in your fantasy world, doesn't exist". "That's the ultimate driver behind what's happening in California".

Elsewhere in California, evacuations were ordered for cabins in Cleveland National Forest canyons in Orange County on Monday afternoon after a blaze broke out and quickly spread to span 700 acres (283 hectares).

But those are unrelated issues, according to Bill Stewart, a forestry specialist at the University of California at Berkeley.

Farmers in the south and central parts of the Golden State would prefer that more water go through aqueducts and other infrastructure to their lands. Water diversion also contributes to increased salinity of delta ecosystems.

"California wildfires are being magnified & made so much worse by the bad environmental laws which aren't allowing massive amounts of readily available water to be properly utilized", Trump said. "There's no shortage of water to fight fires".

Like this: