Published: Mon, July 09, 2018
World News | By Joan Terry

New wildfire in northern California kills one, spurs evacuation

New wildfire in northern California kills one, spurs evacuation

The 'Holiday Fire' has damaged or destroyed about 20 structures so far.

A brush fire driven by high winds in Goleta, California, has destroyed homes and prompted thousands of evacuations.

In heat-stricken Southern California, powerful winds that sent an overnight inferno hopscotching through the Santa Barbara County community of Goleta vanished in the morning, allowing firefighters to extinguish smoldering ruins of an estimated 20 structures, including homes. By 7:21 a.m. Friday, the Klamathon Fire had grown to 8,000 acres and was just 5 percent contained.

Neither fire officials nor the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department identified the victim or their cause of death.

The fire is located about a mile northwest of Basalt and was started Tuesday by two people firing tracers at a firing range near Christine Lake.Three houses have been destroyed.

Authorities announced that mandatory evacuation orders were being greatly reduced and numerous 2,500 people who fled Friday night would be able to return home by late afternoon.

About 750 people have been evacuated as the fire on Friday showed "extreme behavior with movement in multiple directions", according to Saturday morning's Cal Fire report.

Due to the remote location of the areas of concern, officials said people may not receive notices to evacuate with enough time to do so.

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In Los Angeles County, meanwhile, water-dropping helicopters and ground crews are attacking a small but persistent fire burning on a mountain slope above suburban Burbank.

The fire is one of several that have ignited in southern California Friday, where temperatures topped 100 degrees.

There is now no danger to Isla Vista, according to Santa Barbara County Fire Public Information Officer Mike Eliason.

A local California official says a deadly blaze burning near the OR border moved swiftly through the rural area that is home to many retirees.

"When we came out, there were fist-sized embers falling all over the place", he said.

The Weston Pass Fire has burned about 13,000 acres 9 miles southwest of Fairplay, Colorado.

Firefighters in Santa Barbara County were battling a new "fast-moving and wind-driven" blaze Friday night. The wildfire is burning through drought-stricken timber and brush near California's border with OR, authorities said Friday.

The Pawnee Fire, which began which began June 23 and is burning northeast of Clearlake Oaks in Lake County, is 15,185 acres and 95 percent contained. More than 3,600 personnel are fighting the fire.

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