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Officials are lifting more evacuations across Shasta County as firefighters gain containment on a wildfire burning in the region.

Having scorched more than 121,000 acres (48,967 hectares), an area larger than New Orleans, the blaze was the biggest of 16 major wildfires burning throughout California and the most formidable of more than 90 across 13 Western states from Texas to Alaska.

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The U.S., he added , has "to know what they have before talking about caps and arms control". They believe North Korea is building at least one of its Hwasong-15 missiles there.

On Wednesday, Governor Jerry Brown warned Californians the threat of wildfires is now the "new normal", and said the disasters will likely get more destructive and expensive in the future.

The Carr Fire has burned through almost 113,000 acres and is now considered 30 percent contained, according to Cal Fire. Almost 10 days after it started near Highway 299 west of Redding, the fire is only 35 percent contained. Another 181 residences, six commercial structures and 61 outbuildings have been damaged. "Fires are now a more part of our ordinary experience". The more serious predictions of (global) warming and fires to occur later in the century - 2040 or 2050 - they are now occurring in real time. "You can expect, unfortunately, that to keep intensifying in California and throughout the Southwest". We're learning as we go.

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In addition, Ellis is expected to rule Monday on Manafort's request to delay the trial, slated to start this week. Manafort has pleaded not guilty to the charges and denied wrongdoing.

At a state Office of Emergency Services press conference today, Brown said firefighters would have to adapt to increasingly severe wildfires in the years to come because of climate change.

"People are doing everything they can, but nature is very powerful and we're not on the side of nature", Brown said. "If it does continue, then everybody in the state will be working hard and we're bringing in resources from outside the state", Matlow said. "We're in uncharted territory".

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This will still allow storms to transition from the coast to inland areas through the day. Heavy rains will now fall on saturated ground enhancing the flood threat later today .

"Just a month has passed since the start of the budget year, and state costs of fighting forest fires at least 125 million dollars., that is, a quarter of the annual budget", says AR.


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