The Wall Street Journal: Deadly wildfires continue to spread around California

SAN FRANCISCO — Wildfires spread across California on Sunday, forcing officials to extend the closure of the famed Yosemite Valley by another week and maintain evacuations for thousands of people further north around Redding where the death toll climbed to at least six.

By far the most destructive inferno so far has been the Carr Fire, which has exploded to more than 90,000 acres after igniting from a vehicle spark July 23 in the tinder dry brush outside Redding. A wind-whipped firestorm Thursday sent residents of Redding and other smaller communities in its path fleeing for their lives, leaving at least 500 homes and other structures destroyed.

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