Intensity of fires in U.S. West threatens to push firefighters to the brink

FILE PHOTO: A firefighter uses a hose to knock down flames while battling the Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex) north of Upper Lake, California, U.S., August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves/File Photo

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California fire captain Robert Veverka and his crew arrived in Redding, California, last Thursday night as gale-force winds whipped the Carr Fire into a flaming tornado. They spent the next 30 hours trying to save homes from the flames. Veverka and his team from the California Department of Forestry and Fire […]

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