The so-called Carr Fire is "taking down everything in its path", said Scott McLean, a CalFire spokesman for the crews battling the blaze.
Teague says staff and volunteers were mindful of the brightening glow of the fire burning nearby in the hills above Redding. Firefighters and others on hand are dealing with extremely dry conditions and risky temperature, which are expected to reach 110 fahrenheit on Friday (July 26). "Firefighters continue to work aggressively to build containment lines around the Carr Fire". The National Weather Service said Friday that a red flag warning - which indicates a heightened fire risk - would remain in effect until midnight, with gusting winds and low humidity expected to potentially fuel a "dangerous and rapid spread" of fire.
Officers from the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force located and detained Mr. McGlover after CAL FIRE investigators developed a suspect description and issued a crime bulletin to other local law enforcement agencies.
Gouvea also said there were additional firefighters and civilians injured, although he did not provide further details on these people or their conditions.
A wildfire in rural Shasta County in Northern California tripled in size overnight, and more evacuations have been ordered.
Smoke from the Cranston Fire is shown from east of Lake Hemet in Riverside County, California, U.S., July 26, 2018.
Many firefighters turned their focus from the flames to getting people out alive.
A burning home is reflected by a pool in Redding, California, on Friday, July 27.
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He said the situation is "very dynamic" and that it's "a heck of a fight".
A privately hired bulldozer operator was killed while battling the fire, Cal Fire reported, although this person was also not immediately identified while their next of kin was contacted. They said the fire behavior has been erratic and unfavorable weather conditions have made progress hard. The fire burned over the operator and his equipment, making him the second bulldozer operator killed in a California blaze in less than two weeks. Thousands of homes have been evacuated on the western edge of Redding, which has a population of about 90,000.
'Right now they're doing what they can, they're trying to make a stand where they can, if possible, ' McLean said. "We live in a attractive town", Achtner told the newspaper.
Journalists covering the fire also had to respond to the blaze.
Cal Fire said the Cranston Fire, about 110 miles (177 km) east of Los Angeles had blackened 11,500 acres (4,650 hectares) and was just 3 percent contained.
In response to the growing blaze, California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for Riverside and Shasta counties.
Officials from the San Bernardino National Forest told residents on Thursday the fire would cause closures for several campgrounds and picnic areas as well.