Authorities say a fire that jumped across Interstate 5 south of the OR border in California has closed the southbound lanes in that area.
A fast-moving brush fire engulfed at least 20 homes/structures and threatened scores of others Friday evening in Goleta. "Lock and secure all homes, other buildings, and vehicles left behind to the extent possible and monitor updates from local authorities", the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department said.
More than 1,000 fire personnel have responded to the fire, which sparked Thursday. This should slow the spread somewhat, but now firefighters have thousands of acres of fire to contend with.
Governor of California Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for Siskiyou County, citing "extreme peril" to people and property. The fire has not been contained and some 500 people have been ordered to evacuate.
The Klamathon Fire is one of about a dozen blazes Cal Fire is battling across the state, the largest located in Northern California.
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It said that the team's appearance at the final would "undoubtedly be a wonderful moment of communion and celebration". It also extended sympathy with the boys and the coach and solidarity with all Thais for a successful operation.
The weather service forecast called for continued hot weather for much of the area on Saturday.
The Jackson County Search and Rescue officials are urging hikers and outdoor enthusiasts to avoid forested areas near the Oregon-California border due to the fire.
The body of a resident was found on Friday morning in the charred ruins of a Hornbrook home, but authorities were struggling to identify the body.
No more deaths were expected, however. We hope to replace this with a better map when it becomes available. "We've been talking to people who evacuated, and no one's missing right now, so that's good". But the threat of a deluge raised the possibility of flooding at a stubborn blaze in the southwestern corner of the state.
Wildfires burned through Southern and Central California on Friday, prompting mandatory evacuations as areas across the region experienced record-breaking heat.