Sundial Bridge Covered In Ash And Debris, But Undamaged By Carr Fire

Ed Bledsoe is frantically looking for his wife and great-great-grandchildren

Ed Bledsoe is frantically looking for his wife and great-great-grandchildren

CAL FIRE, the National Park Service, and the Shasta County Sheriff's Office announced at 7:15 a.m. Friday July 27 that a second firefighter has died on the Carr Fire near Redding California.

The director of the Springfield Symphony found himself in the middle of an evacuation from a deadly wildfire in northern California.

More than 3,000 firefighters have been deployed to contain the flames, and the destruction is expected to worsen throughout the weekend as high temperatures and dry conditions inhibit efforts.

"I've never experienced something so terrifying in my life", said Liz Williams, who loaded up two kids in her auto and then found herself locked in bumper-to-bumper traffic with neighbours trying to retreat from Lake Redding Estates.

In the Sierra Nevada, famed Yosemite National Park closed Wednesday as smoke from a fire to the west cast a pall on the region.

The blaze on Thursday killed a bulldozer operator working with fire teams to clear brush around the fire.

The blaze has killed two so far - a bulldozer operator and a firefighter - and has burned three firefighters, destroyed dozens of homes and forced thousands of terrified residents to flee, the AP reported. And two people have already lost their lives while fighting the fire.

Roads out of the city, about 150 miles (240 km) north of Sacramento, were jammed overnight with motorists trying to escape the flames, social media postings showed.

The fire in Shasta County was estimated at more than 31 square miles (80 square kilometers) Thursday morning. Evacuations have been ordered by local officials.

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After Ozil announced his retirement, Hoeness had said in an interview to Sport Bild , " I am glad that this scare is now over ".

She described the evacuation process on Thursday night as "a lot of chaos" and traffic in town, with gridlock for miles on Interstate 5 heading south toward Chico.

KRCR, a Redding TV station and CNN affiliate, interrupted its newscast and evacuated its facility Thursday night as the fire approached.

He says that winds were so extreme Thursday that embers traveled up to a mile ahead of the flames.

Although the property wasn't immediately threatened by flames Friday morning, Warren said worsening air quality made the park unsafe for its 50-some fauna.

Redding, a city of 92,000 near the OR border, is at grave risk from the Carr fire, which has so far killed two people.

"I don't think we can predict which way this fire's going to go, and that's why I didn't take any chances", Ing said.

The state governor, Jerry Brown, has declared a state of emergency in northern California's Shasta county, and in southern California's Riverside county, to help provide local fire crews with the resources they need to battle the blazes.

A 32-year-old man was charged with setting the Cranston fire along with eight others.

At least 1,700 firefighters are battling the fire.

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