Trump Declares Emergency State in California: 6 People Died and 12 Are Missing as Carr Fire Grown to 90K Acres – Devastating PHOTOS + Map

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One person killed in  Carr Fire in Northern California city of Redding. Thousands of residents out of their homes, according to CNN

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UPD July 30 (05:00 EST):

  • The Carr fire is the largest of the 14 wildfires currently burning across the state;
  • It has grown to nearly 90,000 acres, according to officials;
  • The Shasta County Sheriff confirmed that a person has died making the number of died people in Carr Fire to six;
  • The death toll includes 70-year-old Melody Bledsoe and her great-grandchildren, 4-year-old Emily Roberts and 5-year-old James Roberts, “With a heavy heart we are sad to inform you all that Mel and the great-grandbabies were confirmed to be in the home,” the family stated;
  • At least 12 people are still missing in Shasta County, CNN reported;
  • “We spoke with several people who left their cell phones at their residences and in this day and age people don’t remember people’s phone numbers,” Redding Police Sgt. Todd Cogle said;
  • “This fire is scary to us. This is something we haven’t seen before in the city,” Redding Police Chief Roger Moore told CNN;
  • “Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that an emergency exists in the State of California and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from a beginning on July 23, 2018, and continuing,” White House press pool reports.

Source: AFP

70-year-old Melody Bledsoe and her great-grandchildren Emily Roberts, 4, and James Roberts, 5 – the victims of Carr Fire

Source: CNN

Redding, California

Redding, California

Redding, California

Highway 299, California

Shasta, July 26

Historic schoolhouse, Shasta 

Carr fire gets wild

“The fire is creating a huge wind vacuum and moving very rapidly toward west Redding. This fire is out of control!,” the California Highway Patrol said in a Facebook post. The residents were asked to leave the territory immediately.

“This fire is extremely dangerous and is moving with no regard to what’s on its path,” Cal Fire Incident Commander Chief Brett Gouvea told CNN.

A private bulldozer operator, who was not named, was killed late Thursday. Braden Varney, 36, a heavy fire equipment operator, was killed while batting another blaze near Yosemite National Park.

“Right now we are being evacuated, that’s why we are kind of closing out right now,” said news anchor Allison Woods. “We are going to leave the station because is now unsafe to be here.”

At least five babies were evacuated to at Mercy Medical Center due to Carr fire, hospital spokesman Rick Plummer said. “Several staff members have evacuated their own homes then returned to care for patients” Plummer said. Several members have lost their homes.”

“As we mourn the loss, we also battle a fire that is moving extremely quickly and erratically into western Redding,” Gouvea added.

Source: Noah Berger / Associated Press

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Source: Getty

After a series of wildfires that happened in 2017-2018, nature has experienced great changes. See terrifying photos from all the corners of the world after the fire (Yosemite National Park, US, Athens, Greece, and Norway to Sweden).


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