Firefighters in California gain ground on deadly Carr Fire

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Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenkoannounced Wednesday afternoon that the last person reported missing in the aftermath of the Carr fire - Bruce Brown of Old Shasta- has been located, and is safe.

The two major fire fronts are the Carr fire, which has, as of Friday US time, burned through approximately 50,926 hectares and is approximately 35 per cent contained, and the Ranch fire, which now covers around 30,306 hectares are is approximately 33 per cent contained.

"A huge forest fire in Northern California has destroyed more than 1,000 homes in and around the town of Redding", - stated in the material. Get the full story in the video above.

"Over a decade or so, we're going to have more fire, more destructive fire, more billions that will have to be spent on it", said Gov.

More than 4,000 fire personnel are battling the flames, but triple-digit heat, shifting winds, dry fuel and steep terrain are working against them, officials said.

Redding police said everyone reported missing in Shasta County had been found.

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"We're being surprised. Every year is teaching the fire authorities new lessons", Governor Jerry Brown told reporters.

"We're in for a really rough ride, and it's going to get expensive, it's going to get risky", Brown said.

Twin fires in Mendocino and Lake Counties, 120 miles north of San Francisco, had burned through 140 square miles and destroyed 10 homes.

Others were frustrated by the lack of information about the status of their homes from authorities overwhelmed by fighting the fire. Yosemite National Park's treasured Yosemite Valley, which has been closed since July 25, was among several areas of the park that won't reopen until at least Sunday because of heavy smoke from the Ferguson Fire.

A 100-square mile fire near Yosemite National Park prompted evacuation orders on Wednesday (Thursday NZT) for the community of Wawona inside the park, which has fewer than 200 residents.

The hotter, dryer season means that when fires start they are burning longer, burning at higher temperatures because of an excessive surface fuel supply and are more hard to approach and contain.