Fires across California kill at least eight people. One month into the fiscal year, the state's emergency fund is about one quarter spent.
Fires raging across California have killed at least eight people, stretching the state's funds and resources thin as firefighters try to gain control.
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- At least 11 people have been killed and more than 150,000 evacuated as two big wildfires rage in California, the Camp Fire in Butte County and the Hill Fire in Ventura.
- The Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a major California utility based in San Francisco, announces they temporarily turned off power to 60,000 customers in 12 Northern California counties due to threats of wildfires. Red flag warnings are issued to 22 million people in the state.
- The United States Forest Service says that the Mendocino Complex Fire, largest wildfire on record in California, has been contained.
- The Carr wildfire threatening Redding, California, U.S., kills two firefighters, as many residents flee their homes.
- Evacuations are prompted in Butte County, California, as the Camp Fire has grown to 8,000 acres.