(USA) Firefighters Making Tentative Progress Against Deadly California Wildfires

Scott Neuman | NPR | 31/07/2018

Firefighters made some ground on the Carr Fire, which has killed at least 6 people, destroyed more than 800 homes and scorched more than a hundred thousand acres in northern California.

Cal Fire says the blaze has been 23 percent contained, up from 17 percent the previous day. The Carr Fire has engulfed 103,772 acres, officials say.

However, with a total of 17 wildfires burning throughout the state, resources are being stretched, officials warn. The Ferguson Fire, which has threatened Yosemite National Park, is now 30 percent contained after burning 57,041 acres, Cal Fire says.

Four firefighters have been killed battling the blazes.