An inmate firefighter pauses during a firing operation as the Carr fire continues to burn in Redding, California on July 27, 2018. - One person has died and at least two others have been injured as wind-whipped flames tore through the region.JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images
There seems to be no respite for California from the menacing wildfires that have been plaguing the region for a while now. The dry weather, heat wave and windswept fire have all combined for a cocktail of disasters in northern California.
The Carr fire, which has already covered more than 28,000 acres, crossed the Sacramento River and ripped through Redding. Apart from the multiple buildings that have already been destroyed, authorities suspect extensive damage will occur if the fire is not contained soon. However, the soaring temperatures and strong winds pose a major hurdle in putting the fire out.
An unidentified private bulldozer operator reportedly died on Thursday night - the second death due to the fire reported in the region. Another bulldozer operator named Braden Varney, employed by Cal Fire, died while fighting the Ferguson fire near Yosemite.
Meanwhile, another massive fire, this time in southern California has resulted in thousands of people fleeing their homes in Idyllwild. The Cranston fire, however, was no accident. 32-year-old Brandon McGlover has been arrested for starting the fire, which since Wednesday has covered about 4,700 acres and continues to engulf the San Jacinto mountains.
The fire that broke out in Guinda on June 30 ended up covering more than 44,000 acres in less than two days, keeping firefighters on their toes throughout. The fire, which continued blazing until July 17 had covered more than 90,000 acres in two weeks, destroying forests, farms and homes along the way.