California's Gov. Brown: Wildfires Are Evidence Of Changing Climate 'In Real Time'

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A cat and a chicken were found on Monday huddled together in a doorway seeking shelter from the Carr Fire - a fire that has devastated more than 1,000 homes in and around Redding - by firefighters.

Authorities have reopened more evacuated neighbourhoods as ground crews, aided by diminished winds, extended buffer lines carved out of thick, dry brush along the fire's edge to 35 percent of its perimeter, officials said.

The Carr Fire is now the sixth most destructive fire in the Golden State and has killed at least six people, including two firefighters, since the beginning July 23.

- more than a quarter of what it has pegged for fires, state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesperson Mike Mohler said Wednesday. Get the full story in the video above.

Fire crews say a auto spark started the fire.

"We have a long way to go in this fire season and as we saw previous year, fire season can go right up through December", said Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott.

As fire crews continue to battle more than a dozen wildfires across California, officials are anxious about the impact these disasters will have on the state's economy.

Tens of thousands of people remain under evacuation orders.

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After days of concern over a number of missing individuals, authorities said Wednesday that all those who had been reported missing have now been accounted for.

Firefighters in Northern California are making progress tackling a stubborn blaze that has already consumed more than 1,000 homes.

A helicopter carries water while battling the River Fire burning in Lakeport in California.

"Fire is a way of life in California".

The largest blaze burned in the Redding area, in Shasta County north of Sacramento.

As many as 14,600 residents have been evacuated, fire officials said, and more than 12,000 structures are threatened.

Fire officials said such blazes had been fueled by several years of drought-dessicated vegetation, and stoked by frequent and persistent bouts of erratic winds and triple-digit temperatures. We're in new normal...

"This is serious", Brown said.

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