Brown On Wildfires Outbreak: ‘We Are In For A Rough Ride’

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Brown On Wildfires Outbreak: ‘We Are In For A Rough Ride’

"A huge forest fire in Northern California has destroyed more than 1,000 homes in and around the town of Redding", - stated in the material.

The fire, which is almost twice the size of Sacramento, was only 35 per cent contained after more than a week.

Property losses so far have been put at 1,546 structures, including 1,058 homes, making the Carr Fire the sixth most destructive in California's history.

"[The] predictions that I see, the more serious predictions of warming and fires to occur later in the century, 2040 or 2050, they're now occurring in real time", Brown said at a news conference on Wednesday in Sacramento. Get the full story in the video above.

Crews rallied to save homes, as the fire continued to show just how unpredictable it can be.

"We have a long way to go in this fire season and as we saw a year ago, fire season can go right up through December", said Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott.

Governor Brown has been in contact with the White House to ask for more federal resources to fight wildfires across the state.

"Fire is a way of life in California".

Tens of thousands of people remain under evacuation orders.

The largest blaze burned in the Redding area, in Shasta County north of Sacramento. We're in new normal...

Grass Valley Fire Department said in a news release the cat and chicken were suffering from multiple burns, FOX40 reported.

Any family and friends who would like to report a missing person can call the Carr Fire Missing Persons Hotline: 530-225-4277. There are 23 firefighters with five engine companies and seven apparatus helping Cal Fire at the Mendocino Complex and the Carr fires.

A firefighter runs while trying to save a home in Lakeport on Tuesday.

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

A plane battling the Ferguson Fire passes the setting sun in unincorporated Mariposa County California, near Yosemite National Park, on July 15.

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