Twin Wildfires Threatening 10,000 California Homes


Twin wildfires in Northern California are threatening some 10,000 homes and posing yet another struggle for firefighters already stretched thin by a summer of horrific and deadly blazes.
The fires straddling Mendocino and Lake counties have burned seven homes and forced the evacuation of Lakeport and small surrounding communities.
About 100 miles north, a fire that has killed six people continues to threaten the Redding area.
The so-called Carr Fire has destroyed 818 homes and 311 outbuildings. State fire spokesman Scott McLean says it’s the ninth most destructive wildfire in state history.
Some 12,000 firefighters are battling the blaze. Fire officials say they’re making progress against the fire, which is 23 percent contained.
More than 27,000 people remain evacuated.

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