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U.S. wildfires scorching homes, land - and California's annual budget

U.S. wildfires scorching homes, land - and California's annual budget

Thousands of people remain evacuated although residents of Kelseyville, Finley and the Big Valley Rancheria were allowed home Tuesday night while the areas remain under an advisory evacuation order for people to be ready to leave if fire conditions change. Two recent examples are the Carr Fire that's destroyed more than 1,000 homes in and near Redding - it's already the sixth-most destructive in state history - and the Ferguson Fire that forced the closure of part of Yosemite National Park in late July, at the height of tourist season.

The wildfire has grown to 175 square miles (280 square kilometers) and is a few miles from connecting with a second blaze that has grown to 64 square miles (105 square kilometers).

The National Weather Service issued red flag warnings of critical fire weather conditions through Saturday night, "This is a particularly unsafe situation with extremely low humidity and high winds".

Wildfires typically create whirls but rarely of the strength of the one recorded July 26, Dykema said. It burned so furiously on July 26 that it created a "fire whirl" that reached speeds of 143 miles per hour, which rivaled some of the most destructive Midwest tornados, National Weather Service meteorologist Duane Dykema said. "Pretty overwhelming. We pretty much lost everything", said Carol Smith, as she surveyed the damage on her home.

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Alerts have been upgraded to Reg Flag Warnings by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection due to low humidity, gusty winds and high temperatures, Anadolu Agency reports.

Jonathan Cox, the Fire Protection Battalion Chief and Information Officer for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said that the state has had wildfires before. Fourteen homes and 24 other structures have been destroyed, and eight other homes have been damaged, according to Cal Fire.

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

A firefighter tries to control a back burn as the Carr fire continues to spread towards the towns of Douglas City and Lewiston near Redding, California on July 31, 2018.

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The heat of wildfires can sometimes create short-lived "fire whirls", and at first, experts were reluctant to call the Redding fire column a tornado.

The fire has reached into remote areas of the country's third-oldest national park.

A 100-square-mile (259-square-kilometer) fire near Yosemite National Park prompted evacuation orders for the community of Wawona inside the park, which has fewer than 200 residents. Two firefighters have died there.

His assistant had gone to get a new hydraulic hose.

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