The Latest: More than 1,000 homes destroyed in blaze

UPPER LAKE, California. – The Latest on the devastating fires in California (all times are local):

7:30 pm

Fire officials say a massive blaze in Northern California has burned 1,018 homes in and around the city of Redding.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Wednesday that another 440 buildings such as barns and warehouses were also destroyed by the fire.

The great Rescue area blaze that has been burning for more than a week has displaced 38,000 from their homes and killed six people. Redding Police on Tuesday asked for help from the public in locating four people are still missing.

Thousands of people were allowed to return to their homes this week, but the flame continues to burn and has scorched the 180 square mile (470 square kilometres). It is 35 percent contained.

The wildfire is now the seventh most devastating forest fire in the history of California.


12:00 pm

New fires continue to erupt in Northern California, where firefighters already struggling to make the ring solid and deadly brands that torched approximately a thousand homes.

North of San Francisco, a fire flared Tuesday near the rural Covelo ran through the bushes, grass and wood. About 60 houses were evacuated.

Another fire north of Sacramento destroyed more than 1 1/2 square miles of grass ranchland in a few hours.

Already burning twin burning cross-border Mendocino and Lake counties, which burned seven homes and threatening 12,000 more.

And the seventh most devastating forest fire in the history of California is just 30 percent that in the area of Salvation.

The so-called Carr a Fire has killed six people and destroyed 965 homes.

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