The fire near Covelo prompted evacuation orders for about 60 homes in the farming and ranching area on the edge of the Mendocino National Forest. People missing in Shasta County's Carr Fire " Nobody in the fire service, no single agency can cover all the emergencies in their area.
A auto was apparently responsible for creating a spark in the area of American Highway 299 and Carr Powerhouse Road, in Whiskeytown.
While much larger fires burn to the south, in Mendocino and Lake counties, and firefighting resources are stretched, Cal Fire crews filling in for peers at the other fires responded, along with federal firefighting resources, said George Gonzalez, Cal Fire's unit chief for Mendocino County.
"We're concerned with individuals that have no family", Bosenko said.
In June and July, 29 people from Kansas worked a combined 6,646 hours as wildfires exploded in the western United States.
"Unstable conditions, shifting winds, steep terrain, and dry fuels continue to challenge firefighters", a state fire update warned Wednesday evening (Thursday NZT), noting that 55kmh wind gusts were expected on ridge tops that could whip up the flames.
So far, a total of six people have been killed as a result of the blaze, including two firefighters assisting efforts to control it.
A plane battling the Ferguson Fire passes the setting sun in unincorporated Mariposa County California, near Yosemite National Park, on July 15.
There are 23 firefighters with five engine companies and seven apparatus helping Cal Fire at the Mendocino Complex and the Carr fires. The Ferguson Fire, which has claimed the lives of two firefighters, had burned nearly 100 square miles and was 39 percent contained after burning for nearly three weeks.
Australian fire authorities said the contingent of about 100 firefighters set off as conditions turned gusty in the mountains north of Sacramento, where fierce fires were among 100 burning across 13 western U.S. states.
Just a month into the budget year, California has already spent more than one-quarter of its annual fire budget, at least $125 million, state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Mike Mohler has said.
Bacon reported from McLean, Va. Schultz reported for the Record Searchlight in Redding, California.