Firefighters Battle 17 Major Blazes Across California

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at 9:00 AM
A Los Angeles city firefighter walks through a charred field as he looks for hot spots after the Carr Fire burned through the area on July 29, 2018 in Redding, California. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Wildfires continued to burn across the state over the weekend, with about 50,000 people under evacuation orders. Four civilians and two firefighters have died in the Carr Fire in Shasta County, which had burned nearly 90,000 acres and was 5 percent contained as of Sunday morning. We'll get the latest on that blaze, as well as fires in Napa, Mendocino, and one near Yosemite which has forced the closure of the national park at least until Friday.

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Guests:

Craig Clements, director, Fire Weather Research Lab, San Jose State University

Sonja Hutson, reporter, KQED News

Richard Manning, journalist; author, "Combustion Engines," which appears in the August edition of Harper's magazine

Adrian Fernandez Baumann, managing editor, The Mendocino Voice

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