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Wildfires threaten hundreds of homes

Wildfires threaten hundreds of homes”

In Washington, the Dry Creek fire forced a highway to be closed after rapidly growing to 500 acres.

"You see rapid fire growth in a lot of these fires, larger acreage consumption, which makes it very hard to firefighters to fight", said Bennet Milloy, spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Island fire: Lightning also caused this fire, which is burning west of Edna in the Marble Mountain Wilderness.

Canada's Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale said in a news conference Monday that an additional 300 personnel were on their way to assist.

Record rainfall and snowpack in parts of the state earlier this year delayed the state of the wildfire season in some places.

Some of the firefighters working to contain that blaze were sent to nearby San Luis Obispo county when a fire broke out Sunday and threatened numerous structures near the town of Santa Margarita. As of Monday, crews have been able to build containment lines around 85 percent of the fire that forced the evacuation of hundreds of people near Breckenridge last week.

Four people have been injured by the Wall fire, according to authorities. "No major infrastructure (sheds or equipment) had been damaged". "It was terrifying", she says. About 50 percent of the fire is surrounded.

With temperatures hovering at 88 degrees in Oroville, crews were pushing through the heat and plowing through rugged terrain to set a line around the fire, said Rich Brocchini, a Cal Fire spokesman. However, Brughelli said there did not appear to be any such problem for his vineyard's crop.

"I prayed that if I didn't die I would go to church and right when I prayed the firefighters came", Madere said. "Some of our neighbors maybe are not quite as fortunate".

All areas west of Miners Ranch Road from the intersection of Highway 162 to Oro-Bangor Highway., including the Oaks mobile home park, Mt. Ida Road, Skyline Blvd. and Oakvale Ave.

A wildfire ignited by lightning in Canada's remote Yukon Territory has crossed the USA border into Alaska, while another nearby fire in Alaska has crossed into Canada. Temperatures will be between 90 to 100 degrees.

As of 7:00 a.m. Monday, July 10, the Wall Fire was 5,600 acres with 35 percent containment. Firefighters responded quickly and contained the blaze to one acre. One startling piece of footage from ABC News, which could be mistaken for a scene from an apocalyptic movie, shows a massive fire curling up both sides of a Santa Barbara highway.

The fires are being fueled by a record-breaking heatwave.

Schaeffer fire: Lightning sparked this fire in the Sequoia National Forest. A total of 40 wildfires are now burning in 11 western states. It is still only 10 percent contained.

The Whittier Fire started Saturday and has since charred 20 structures, and threatened about 150 more. On Sunday, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Butte County, a northern California county, after the massive wildfire continued to spread.



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