Cal Fire officials on efforts to suppress 17 forest fires in the state
The fire department hopes to have more favourable weather conditions as the flames spread.
At least 32 health workers reported to work this week, despite the loss of their homes to the deadly fires raging in Northern California, a hospital official said Tuesday.
Chief Executive Officer of Shasta Regional Medical Center Casey Fatch told Fox News that at least 17 doctors and 15 hospital employees for their shifts despite the Carr Fire approaching Salvation, which is burned by almost 110,000 acres of land so far.
CALIFONIA’S CARR FIRE IS THE 9TH MOST DESTRUCTIVE IN STATE HISTORY; TWIN BLAZES THREATENING 10K HOUSES
Despite the cancellation of elective surgeries on Thursday, Fatch told Fox News that the hospital is now “fully functioning,” and back to “business as usual.”
He said that the hospital has a foundation that is accepting donations, and distributes the funds on a needs basis to the employees who lost their homes.
CARR FIRE INSTRUCTIONS ACCIDENTALLY EVACUATION OF CALIFORNIA IN THE CITY OF, SHERIFF REVEALS
The wildfire, which started July 23, has claimed six lives, including two firefighters fighting the flames. It is now the ninth most devastating forest fire in the history of California after the claim of 880 residential units and 348 outbuildings.
As of Tuesday, only 27 percent of the fire were recorded.
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