Seventh person dies, northern California wildfires continue to spread

WION Web Team
California, USA Published: Aug 05, 2018, 11:01 AM(IST)

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As a couple of other fast-growing wildfires in the state expanded by more than 25 per cent overnight, seventh person died in a northern California wildfire on Saturday, officials said.

More residents were ordered to evacuate their homes as weary firefighters endured high temperatures and gusting winds.

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The Carr fire, about 162 miles north of Sacramento, claimed the life of a power company lineman Saturday, according to a CBS affiliate citing a spokesman for the PG&E Corporation.

Neither a spokesman with the electric company nor fire officials were immediately available for comment.

The Carr fire, one of the most destructive in California history, had already killed six people, including a great-grandmother and two small children, and a firefighter and bulldozer operator.

No other details about the death were made public.

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