Fruitcake Moonbeam Brown asks Trump for wildfire aid as California battles 17 blazes

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday called on President
Donald Trump to help California fight and recover from another devastating
wildfire season.

Brown inspected neighborhoods wiped out by a wildfire in the Northern
California city of Redding and the Democratic governor said he was
confident the Republican president he has clashed with over immigration
and pollution policies would send aid, which Trump did last year when
California's wine country was hit hard.

"The president has been pretty good on helping us in disasters so I'm
hopeful," Brown said. "Tragedies bring people together.

Authorities said there are 17 major fires burning throughout California.
In all, they have destroyed hundreds of homes, killed eight people and
shut down Yosemite National Park.

"Fire season is really just beginning," said California Department of
Forestry and Fire Protection chief Ken Pimlott.

The biggest blazes continue to burn north of San Francisco, including twin
wildfires fueled by dry vegetation and hot, windy weather. Those fires
destroyed 55 homes and forced thousands of residents to flee their
neighborhoods about 100 miles (161 kilometers) north of the city. They
have grown to almost 250 square miles (648 kilometers).

The two fires have charred an area of the forested, rural area five times
the size of San Francisco and were only 27 percent contained. Thousands of
people remain evacuated.

The National Weather Service issued red flag warnings of critical fire
weather conditions through Saturday night, saying a series of dry low-
pressure systems passing through the region could bring wind gusts of up
to 35 mph (56 kph) that could turn small fires or even sparks into racing
walls of flames.

"This is a particularly dangerous situation with extremely low humidity
and high winds. New fires will grow rapidly out of control, in some cases
people may not be able to evacuate safely in time should a fire approach,"
the weather service said in its bulletin for the Mendocino area north of
San Francisco.

As a precaution, new evacuations were called Friday for an area of
Mendocino and Lake counties where the week-old twin fires are threatening
about 9,000 homes.

The fire remained several miles from the evacuated communities along the
eastern shore of Clear Lake but "it looks like there's dicey weather on
the way," California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
spokeswoman Jane LaBoa said.

However, some days-old evacuations were lifted Friday in an area near
Redding, where armies of firefighters and fleets of aircraft continue
battling an immense blaze about 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of the
Oregon line. Some areas on the fire's southeastern flank were reopened to
residents.

Cal Fire officials said the so-called Carr Fire, which killed six people
and incinerated 1,067 homes, started two weeks ago with sparks from the
steel wheel of a towed-trailer's flat tire.

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The blaze is currently 41 percent contained.

The fire burned slowly for days before winds suddenly whipped it up last
week and drove it furiously through brush and timber.

It burned so furiously on July 26 that it created a "fire whirl." The
twirling tower of flame reached speeds of 143 mph (230 kph), which rivaled
some of the most destructive Midwest tornados, National Weather Service
meteorologist Duane Dykema said. The whirl uprooted trees and tore roofs
from homes, Dykema said.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, which uses
acres to describe fire size, said the blaze had blackened nearly 206
square miles (533 square kilometers).

In the Sierra Nevada, firefighters achieved 41 percent containment of a
forest fire that has shut down Yosemite Valley and other adjacent portions
of Yosemite National Park at what is normally the height of summer
tourism.

The fire had reached into remote areas of the country's third-oldest
national park. Workers who live in Yosemite's popular Valley region were
ordered to leave Friday because of inaccessible roads.

The blaze has killed two firefighters.

A new report says the first firefighter, a California bulldozer operator,
nearly slipped off a steep mountain trail three times before his vehicle
finally rolled into a ravine and fatally crushed him.

Each earlier slip alone qualified as a "near miss" warning that the
century-old mining trail could collapse, according to the Department of
Forestry and Fire Protection's preliminary report.

Braden Varney, 36, was working alone overnight July 14 fighting the
wildfire while his assistant went to get a new hydraulic hose. Varney's
radio wasn't communicating with headquarters, so his assistant relayed
messages - until they lost contact.

The report says the death of the 10-year veteran highlights the need for
better risk assessment, communication and supervision.


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