A seventh person has died in the wildfire burning 600 kilometers northeast of San Francisco, as twin fires burning father south exploded in size, forcing hundreds more to evacuate. The Carr fire, which has been burning near the city of Redding for two weeks, killed a power company lineman. It has also killed two firefighters and four residents, including two children. As of Sunday morning, the fire was 41 percent contained, according to Cal Fire. But it has already destroyed more than 1,600 buildings, including 1,080 homes.
Earlier Sunday, President Donald Trump granted that request by declaring that a “major disaster” exists in California. He ordered federal funding to be made available to help fight wildfires that are ravaging communities up and down the drought-stricken West Coast state.