As firefighters began to make significant progress on two of the 12 deadly wildfires raging in drought-stricken areas of California, emergency crews on Tuesday had to also contend with a small earthquake near one of the wildfires and flooding in Los Angeles. At least four firefighters have been injured trying to extinguish the wildfires and one woman has died in her home. The wildfires are being attacked by an estimated 11,000 firefighters.
More than 6,000 structures remain threatened with evacuations by a fire in the Gold Rush country of the Sierra Nevada foothills. That blaze, now more than one-third contained, has singed nearly 112 miles so far. The other fire, sparked by lightning on July 31, is 40 percent contained. Though it’s burned 217 square miles, the path of that fire has at least begun to move away from the ancient Sierra Nevada Giant Sequoia trees. Some of the Sequoias are 3,000 years old FULL REPORT