RESCUE, California. – The Latest on the fires in California (all times are local):
The authorities have two people arrested on suspicion of looting from homes that were evacuated because of an explosive wildfire.
The Sacramento Bee reports that 25-year-old Jade Ball and the 19-year-old Jack Fannin, of Redding, were found with what the police said, was the evidence tying them to a number of break-ins.
The so-called Carr Fire prompted mandatory evacuations for tens of thousands of people in Redding, a city hundreds of miles north of San Francisco. It has destroyed more than 650 homes.
Authorities say a homeowner who stayed behind with the flag down an officer, after he noticed evidence that people had been in his house.
The officials in a nearby house with evidence of a broken-in the door and discovered that electronic items are stacked by the front door. The police say that they do not believe that the homeowners placed in articles such as those to evacuate.
Thousands are fleeing their homes after forest fires increased in the near of a lake in the city in the North of California, while farther to the north, firefighters made progress in the battle against a deadly blaze.
Crews stretched to their limits across the state are fighting the flames, which have claimed the lives of two firefighters and six civilians.
The residents of the city on the water Lakeport, fled Sunday after a major flare-up of the two fires that combined into Mendocino and Lake counties destroyed at least four homes. Lakeport, home of approximately 5,000, is located about 120 km north of San Francisco.
To the northeast, by a massive fire in the area of Rescue delayed for the first time since the days of explosive growth.
Meanwhile officials said a second firefighter died fighting a huge blaze to the south near Yosemite National Park.