by Les Sillars
Posted 8/01/18, 02:42 pm
A massive wildfire continues to rampage through Northern California, torching more than 1,000 homes in and around the city of Redding, authorities said Wednesday. What is now the sixth most destructive fire in state history also destroyed another 440 buildings, mostly barns and warehouses. The huge blaze, which started July 23, has forced 38,000 people from their homes and killed six while scorching 180 square miles. It is 35 percent contained. “Whatever resources are needed, we’re putting them there,” promised Gov. Jerry Brown at a news conference.