More lives lost to California’s wildfire

California's wildfire

Officials have warned that the current California’s wildfire is getting larger despite thousands of firefighters battling it.

Firefighters on Sunday said the increasing spread of the fire is caused by “Erratic winds” and dry conditions.

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The fire, in the Shasta County in northern California, has killed six people so far, including two children and their great-grandmother.

Similarly, two firefighters had also lost their lives on Thursday while the third firefighter died battling the Ferguson fire, near Yosemite, on Sunday.

Reports estimate a total of 38,000 people to have been evacuated from the Shasta County.

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California’s Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in the area, as well as three others while US President Donald Trump has approved federal aid for the counties.

There are currently 12,000 firefighters battling the flames across the state.

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