Australia, NZ firefighters fly out to battle deadly California wildfires

A gas pipe was stuck wrapped around a barren tree after a

A gas pipe was stuck wrapped around a barren tree after a"fire tornado erupted during the Carr Fire in Northern California near the city of Redding

The surging wildfires raging across Northern California represent a "new normal" and the state must be prepared to spend billions of dollars dousing, containing and trying to curb them in the future, Gov.

California is prone to wildfires.

The Carr Fire in Redding killed six people and destroyed more than 1,000 homes, making it the sixth most destructive fire in California history. Firefighters were having some success keeping flames away from heavily populated areas, and officials began allowing some residents to return to their neighborhoods.

California fire officials say the wildfire burning near Redding for 10 days has scorched 180 square miles (470 square kilometers).

Grass Valley Firefighters assigned to OES Engine 334 as part of OES Strike Team 4806A left at 0300 on July 26th to the Carr Fire in Shasta. "Throughout the day crews will continue to mitigate spot fire potential across control lines", it said.

"Repopulation is the theme", Gouvea said. In the doorway of a home, they found a cat and a chicken huddled together for safety and support.

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Brown said that only a month into the current budget year California has already spent $125 million, a quarter of its fire budget. "It's a very emotional period".

But tens of thousands of others were still under evacuation orders. CalFire director Ken Pimlott said more than 32,000 remained displaced by various fires up and down the state.

However, authorities who had feared there might be more casualties reported on Wednesday (Thursday NZT) that all those who had been reported missing had been located. The area is roughly 14 miles south of Redding, where the Carr wildfire has destroyed 1,060 homes.

The inferno swiftly engulfed everything in its path as residents fled for their lives, many with only their pets and a few belongings.

"We're in for a really rough ride", Brown said at the news conference. High temperatures, low humidity and afternoon winds along with low fuel moistures are aiding large fire growth, officials said. Brown said the trend would likely worsen if forecasts by climate scientists come to pass.

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