(Daily Mail) One person has been killed as a raging, rapidly moving wildfire threatens to consume a northern California city with a population of 90,000 people.
Dozens of homes and businesses have already been burned to the ground in Redding, residents are evacuating, and local TV presenters were forced to flee while on air.
A bulldozer operator died in the Carr Fire, a terrifying blaze in Shasta County that has tripled in size over the last two days to 28,000 acres (11,300 hectares), the state's forestry and fire protection department, Cal Fire said.
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The blaze crossed the Sacramento River and now threatens hundreds of homes on the western fringes of the city of Redding.