Thousands flee their homes as fire spreads in California 0

More than ten thousand people fled their homes in Mendocino County, California, as wildfires quickly spread on Sunday, July 29, local media reported.

An antique car, part of a collection, lays in rubble in a devastated neighborhood July 29, 2018 near Redding, California, where firefighters say only 5 percent of a nearly 90,000 acre fire has been contained. (AFP)


The so-called Mendocino Complex fire spread to more than 30,500 acres (12,300-hectares) on Sunday, they said.

Meanwhile, firefighters struggled to contain a brush fire in Nevada overnight. The so-called Perry fire started on Friday (July 27)and burned through more than 25,000 acres (10,100-hectares) over the weekend.

A deer stands on a road painted with fire retardant during the Carr fire near the town of Igo, California on July 28, 2018. (AFP)


Wildfires have scorched almost 4.3 million acres (1.7 million hectares) across the country so far this year, less than last year but more than the 3.7 million-acre (1.5 million-hectares) average for the same period over the last decade.