Firefighters Continue Fighting Furious Sacred Fire in Southern California

While Sacred Fire continues in Southern California, the city of Redding, in the northern part of the state, is reeling from the consequences of Carr's damage, reducing houses to rubble and leaving communities in a gray state.

Wildfires continue to wreak havoc in Southern California, leaving neighborhoods absolutely decimated as houses shrink to skeletons, charred trees and soil covered with ash, while northern California wobbles after damage of Carr.

On Friday, firefighters worked furiously to contain the burned out houses of Holy Elsinore, while northern crews finally gained ground in the Carr fire that has been raging for the past two weeks, killing eight and destroying hundreds of homes.

Airplanes were seen making flights after flights to Lake Elsinore to throw water and a bright pink retardant to protect the earth and prevent the communities of the nearby hills from being dragged by the fire.

But the fire that was advancing through the thick, dry brush of the Cleveland National Forest continued to advance.

While Sacred Fire continues in Southern California, the city of Redding, in the northern part of the state, is reeling from the consequences of Carr's damage, reducing houses to rubble and leaving communities in a gray state.

While Sacred Fire continues in Southern California, the city of Redding, in the northern part of the state, is reeling from the consequences of Carr's damage, reducing houses to rubble and leaving communities in a gray state.

Once the lush forests became a wonder in Redding, California put aside the ashy remains of neighborhood homes on Friday

Once the lush forests became a wonder in Redding, California put aside the ashy remains of neighborhood homes on Friday

Once the lush forests became a wonder in Redding, California put aside the ashy remains of neighborhood homes on Friday

An aerial view reveals how he destroyed the Mary Lake community of Redding, California, he was following the Carr Fire on Friday.

An aerial view reveals how he destroyed the Mary Lake community of Redding, California, he was following the Carr Fire on Friday.

An aerial view reveals how he destroyed the Mary Lake community of Redding, California, he was following the Carr Fire on Friday.

The local Emily Scott walks through the ashes of her house that was burned Friday in Shasta, California

The local Emily Scott walks through the ashes of her house that was burned Friday in Shasta, California

The local Emily Scott walks through the ashes of her house that was burned Friday in Shasta, California

Devastating consequences: volunteers review the charred remains of a home in Redding, California, after Friday's inferno

Devastating consequences: volunteers review the charred remains of a home in Redding, California, after Friday's inferno

Devastating consequences: volunteers review the charred remains of a home in Redding, California, after Friday's inferno

Firefighters watched as they let the Holy Fire burn some hillsides as a way to reduce fuel and make it difficult for flames to skip roads and communities if the wind blows again.

A dozen forest huts were burned in the fire and a house was lost on Thursday. The firefighters managed to control the flames and prevent them from firing in the neighborhoods.

Dan Pritchett lost his home in the fire on Thursday, adding that he and his brother stayed in the house until a wall of flames roared nearby.

"I turned to him and said," Let's go. "(There were) 100 feet of flame right at the top of the hill, right in front of me," Prichett told KNBC-TV.

More than 20,000 residents were evacuated because firefighters allowed the fire to get dangerously close to their homes, propelled by gusts of wind.

The winds are expected to roar again on Saturday afternoon.

The pink retardant was sprayed on Lake Elsinore in southern California to protect it against incoming fires that pass through the hills

The pink retardant was sprayed on Lake Elsinore in southern California to protect it against incoming fires that pass through the hills

The pink retardant was sprayed on Lake Elsinore in southern California to protect it against incoming fires that pass through the hills

The pink spray dyed the earth in an attempt to protect the communities from the foothills of Lake Elsinore on Friday

The pink spray dyed the earth in an attempt to protect the communities from the foothills of Lake Elsinore on Friday

The pink spray dyed the earth in an attempt to protect the communities from the foothills of Lake Elsinore on Friday

A residential street is covered with fire retardants after it was sprayed from a firefighting plane, while the Sacred Fire burns near Friday

A residential street is covered with fire retardants after it was sprayed from a firefighting plane, while the Sacred Fire burns near Friday

A residential street is covered with fire retardants after it was sprayed from a firefighting plane, while the Sacred Fire burns near Friday

Burning: Sacred Fire in Southern California continues in fury, leaving charred trees and reducing houses to rubble, pictured on Friday burning through the Cleveland National Forest

Burning: Sacred Fire in Southern California continues in fury, leaving charred trees and reducing houses to rubble, pictured on Friday burning through the Cleveland National Forest

Burning: Sacred Fire in Southern California continues in fury, leaving charred trees and reducing houses to rubble, pictured on Friday burning through the Cleveland National Forest

Firefighters were able to control parts of the fire Friday night until Saturday when 20,000 local people were evacuated

Firefighters were able to control parts of the fire Friday night until Saturday when 20,000 local people were evacuated

Firefighters were able to control parts of the fire Friday night until Saturday when 20,000 local people were evacuated

On Friday, firefighters stayed near wildfires to protect a house in Lake Elsinore, California, where the fire broke out.

On Friday, firefighters stayed near wildfires to protect a house in Lake Elsinore, California, where the fire broke out.

On Friday, firefighters stayed near wildfires to protect a house in Lake Elsinore, California, where the fire broke out.

Looking through the rubble: hell left the ashen skeletons of the houses in their path

Looking through the rubble: hell left the ashen skeletons of the houses in their path

Looking through the rubble: hell left the ashen skeletons of the houses in their path

Airplanes flew over the area pouring water and retardant rose to protect from the fire the communities of the foothills

Airplanes flew over the area pouring water and retardant rose to protect from the fire the communities of the foothills

Airplanes flew over the area pouring water and retardant rose to protect from the fire the communities of the foothills

A man has been accused of deliberately initiating the furious Sacred Fire that has spread through the southern part of the state.

Forrest Clark, 51, was charged with arson and appeared in court Friday, but his accusation was postponed.

A resident of the canyon, Forrest Gordon Clark, 51, was charged on Thursday with arson and other crimes that could send him to prison for life.

A resident of the canyon, Forrest Gordon Clark, 51, was charged on Thursday with arson and other crimes that could send him to prison for life.

A resident of the canyon, Forrest Gordon Clark, 51, was charged on Thursday with arson and other crimes that could send him to prison for life.

Volunteer fire chief Mike Milligan said Clark has been in a decade-long dispute with his neighbors and sent a letter to Milligan last week threatening to set fire to the area.

Clark claimed that his life was being threatened and said that the charge of arson against him was a lie. A commissioner of the court ordered that his bail remain at $ 1 million.

If convicted, he could face life imprisonment.

The Sacred Fire is just one of the nearly 20 fires in California that has suffered a devastating wildfire season that not only started earlier but lasted longer and proved to be more destructive than previous years due to the drought, the warmer climate attributed to the climate change and construction in forests.

In Northern California, the Mendocino complex is making history as the largest roaring fire across the state.

Until Saturday, the fire was contained by 60 percent, now threatens 1,500 homes instead of 12,000 at the beginning of the week.

So far, it has destroyed 119 houses, but none in the last days.

The Sacred Fire is just one of the 20 that shine across the state, as the Mendocino Complex in the north has made history as the biggest fire to anger in the nation's history

The Sacred Fire is just one of the 20 that shine across the state, as the Mendocino Complex in the north has made history as the biggest fire to anger in the nation's history

The Sacred Fire is just one of the 20 that shine across the state, as the Mendocino Complex in the north has made history as the biggest fire to anger in the nation's history

Taking up the last measure: a fire helicopter throws water while the Sacred Fire burns near the houses on Friday

Taking up the last measure: a fire helicopter throws water while the Sacred Fire burns near the houses on Friday

Taking up the last measure: a fire helicopter throws water while the Sacred Fire burns near the houses on Friday

Firefighters oversee the sacred fire burning in the Cleveland National Forest at Lake Elsinore on Thursday

Firefighters oversee the sacred fire burning in the Cleveland National Forest at Lake Elsinore on Thursday

Firefighters oversee the sacred fire burning in the Cleveland National Forest at Lake Elsinore on Thursday

The fire seized the hills in a terrifying display and continued to rage until Saturday afternoon, in Thursday's photo

The fire seized the hills in a terrifying display and continued to rage until Saturday afternoon, in Thursday's photo

The fire seized the hills in a terrifying display and continued to rage until Saturday afternoon, in Thursday's photo

More than 20,000 local inhabitants have been evacuated in the light of the fiery hell that has devastated communities

More than 20,000 local inhabitants have been evacuated in the light of the fiery hell that has devastated communities

More than 20,000 local inhabitants have been evacuated in the light of the fiery hell that has devastated communities

A member of Cal Fire watches the fire of the Sacred Fire in the Cleveland National Forest in Lake Elsinore on Thursday

A member of Cal Fire watches the fire of the Sacred Fire in the Cleveland National Forest in Lake Elsinore on Thursday

A member of Cal Fire watches the fire of the Sacred Fire in the Cleveland National Forest in Lake Elsinore on Thursday

The hills became a horror movie show as the fire continued without signs of stopping soon

The hills became a horror movie show as the fire continued without signs of stopping soon

The hills became a horror movie show as the fire continued without signs of stopping soon

A back porch is seen in flames after the fury of the Sacred Fire on Thursday at Lake Elsinore

A back porch is seen in flames after the fury of the Sacred Fire on Thursday at Lake Elsinore

A back porch is seen in flames after the fury of the Sacred Fire on Thursday at Lake Elsinore

A firefighter fights the Sacred Fire that burns in the Cleveland National Forest along a slope in the Temescal Valley in Corona

A firefighter fights the Sacred Fire that burns in the Cleveland National Forest along a slope in the Temescal Valley in Corona

A firefighter fights the Sacred Fire that burns in the Cleveland National Forest along a slope in the Temescal Valley in Corona

A firefighter watches as the Sacred Fire burns in the Cleveland National Forest along a slope in the Temescal Valley

A firefighter watches as the Sacred Fire burns in the Cleveland National Forest along a slope in the Temescal Valley

A firefighter watches as the Sacred Fire burns in the Cleveland National Forest along a slope in the Temescal Valley

The Carr fire, also in northwest California, has been raging for two weeks and has killed six people and burned more than 1,000 homes.

As of Saturday, the Carr fire was 51 percent contained.

However, evacuations were issued for communities near a new fire about 70 miles northeast of Redding, which was destroyed by the Carr fire.

Yosemite Park also suffered fires for almost a month, but firefighters said the cooler weather helped to tame them.

The part was due to reopen on Tuesday after a two-week closure, according to park spokesman Scott Gediman.

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