Published: Sun, August 12, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Death toll from California fires rises to 10

Death toll from California fires rises to 10

Two firefighters have been injured.

Mandatory evacuation notices are in place for Mayhew/Sycamore Creek, Glen Eden, Horsethief, Rice Canyon, Rice Lake, McVicker, Machado and South El Cariso and Riverside.

Mr Clark is alleged to have sent text messages stating that he planned to commit arson in Holy Jim Canyon, where the fire broke out on Monday.

Riverside County: Areas 22 (Corona/Norco), 23 (Metropolitan Riverside), 24 (Perris Valley), 25 (Lake Elsinore), 26 (Temecula Valley), 28 (Hemet/San Jacinto Valley), and 29 (Banning Pass).

Forrest Clark is facing a number of charges in the Holy Fire case.

Clark's arraignment was delayed until Friday because he had refused to come out of his cell to appear in court Thursday.

Clark is being held on $1 million bond. But firefighters also made progress, with containment doubling from 5 to 10 percent. The so-called Holy Fire has chewed through 28 square miles (72 square kilometers) of dense chaparral and is only partially contained.

Although it's not the largest fire burning in the state, there are growing concerns about how it could affect residential communities - including Lake Elsinore.

Institute. Those areas had previously been under voluntary evacuation orders.

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He said: 'I turned to him and said, "Let's go".

The volunteer fire chief also noted that all of the residents in the 14 cabins in Holy Jim Canyon were afraid of Clark.

This booking video image released by the Orange County Sheriff's Department shows 51-year-old Forrest Gordon Clark, who was booked into Orange County jail in Santa Ana, Calif., Aug. 8, 2018, on suspicion of two counts of felony arson, and one count each of felony threat to terrorize and misdemeanor resisting arrest. Thanks to new technology, Edman says, the National Weather Service has been better able to track the movement of smoke across the USA from fires based in California, capturing it in visualizations and maps for just a few years now.

Crews braced for "extreme fire behavior" over the weekend, according to the federal fire information website InciWeb.

Rob Gore, a firefighter from the Australian capital of Canberra, said it makes for good relationships that Australians often fight fires in North America and that Canadians and Americans regularly fight fires in his country.

Firefighters aided by cooler weather have made good progress against a blaze burning for almost a month near Yosemite National Park in the northern part of the state.

"This is a monster", Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer said at a news conference Wednesday.

The Mendocino Complex Fire in northern California, which is made up of two separate fires, has burned at least 302,086 acres since it began on 27 July.

The second largest is the Carr Fire, which has burned more than 176,000 acres, and has killed seven people and destroyed more than 1,000 homes.

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