Wildfires

CORRECTS SPELLING TO SHERRY, NOT SHERRI - Carla Bledsoe, facing camera, hugs her sister Sherry outside of the sheriff's office after hearing news that Sherri's children James, 4, and Emily 5, and grandmother were killed in a wildfire Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Redding, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 28, 2018 - 5:14 pm
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — The death count from a rapidly growing Northern California wildfire rose to five Saturday after two young children and their great-grandmother who had been unaccounted for were confirmed dead. "My babies are dead," Sherry Bledsoe said through tears after she and family...
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Firefighters hose down hot spots near a residential district Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Redding, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 28, 2018 - 4:26 pm
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning in California (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Family members say three people missing in a Northern California wildfire have been confirmed dead. Sherry Bledsoe said Saturday that her two children and her grandmother died in the fire near Redding...
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CORRECTS DATE TO JULY 27 - Homes leveled by the Carr Fire line the Lake Keswick Estates area of Redding, Calif., on Friday, July 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
July 28, 2018 - 3:56 pm
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A deadly Northern California wildfire that destroyed hundreds of homes in and around the city of Redding expanded into more rural areas Saturday where scorching heat, winds and bone-dry conditions complicated firefighting efforts. Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko said 14...
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CORRECTS DATE TO JULY 27 - Homes leveled by the Carr Fire line the Lake Keswick Estates area of Redding, Calif., on Friday, July 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
July 28, 2018 - 2:07 pm
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters battling a huge wildfire in Northern California kept it from doing more damage to the city of Redding but three smaller communities were in danger as flames closed in and residents packed up to leave. The fire grew by about 35 percent overnight to 127 square...
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In this Tuesday, July 24, 2018 photo, a pet bird lies dead in its cage on a beach in Mati, east of Athens. More than 86 people were either killed by the flames or drowned on Monday's wildfire as they tried to flee the fire into the nearby sea, waiting for hours in the water for rescue from local fishermen and private boat owners who saved many. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
July 28, 2018 - 1:54 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Funerals for the victims of Greece's lethal wildfire began Saturday with the burial of an elderly priest who drowned as he sought safety from the flames in the sea off the coastal community of Mati. Hundreds of people attended Father Spyridon Papapostolou's funeral in his...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 26, 2018 file photo, a structure burns as the Carr fire races along Highway 299 near Redding, Calif. In the last year, fires have devastated neighborhoods in the Northern California wine country city of Santa Rosa, the Southern California beach city of Ventura and, now, the inland city of Redding. Hotter weather from changing climates is drying out vegetation, creating more intense fires that spread quickly from rural areas to city subdivisions, climate and fire experts say. But they also blame cities for expanding into previously undeveloped areas susceptible to fire. AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
July 28, 2018 - 1:37 pm
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A fire that started in a rural community in Northern California underscored a new reality in the state when days later it suddenly roared through neighborhoods on the edge of the city of Redding: Urban areas are increasingly vulnerable to wildfires. In the last year,...
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CORRECTS DATE TO JULY 27 - Homes leveled by the Carr Fire line the Lake Keswick Estates area of Redding, Calif., on Friday, July 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
July 28, 2018 - 1:29 pm
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters battling a huge wildfire in Northern California kept it from doing more damage to the city of Redding but three smaller communities were in danger as flames closed in and residents packed up to leave. The fire grew by about 35 percent overnight to 127 square...
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CORRECTS DATE TO JULY 27 - Homes leveled by the Carr Fire line the Lake Keswick Estates area of Redding, Calif., on Friday, July 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
July 28, 2018 - 11:40 am
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters battling a huge wildfire in Northern California kept it from doing more damage to the city of Redding but three smaller communities were in danger as flames closed in and residents packed up to leave. The fire grew by about 35 percent overnight to 127 square...
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CORRECTS DATE TO JULY 27 - Homes leveled by the Carr Fire line the Lake Keswick Estates area of Redding, Calif., on Friday, July 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
July 28, 2018 - 10:23 am
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Only a handful of homes remain in the small northern California community of Keswick. The air chokes with the smell of smoke and chemicals, smoldering what's left of people's lives. The so-called Carr Fire roared through Shasta County, so thoroughly eating up homes, that it's...
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A Volkswagen Beetle scorched by a wildfire called the Carr Fire rests at a residence in Redding, Calif., Friday, July 27, 2018. The wildfire roared with little warning into the Northern California city as thousands of people scrambled to escape before the walls of flames descended from forested hills onto their neighborhoods, officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
July 28, 2018 - 6:06 am
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — In the small northern California community of Keswick, only a handful of homes remain. The air is thick with the smell of smoke and chemicals. The rubble of people's lives still smoldered a day after the so-called Carr Fire moved through Shasta County like a freight train...
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