Gov. Brown: Fires are Now Part of the ‘Ordinary Experience’ for Californians

Eel Fire sparks in Mendocino County, in addition to Mendocino Complex Fire

"Whatever resources are needed, we're putting them there", said Governor Jerry Brown. "We're in uncharted territory".

The animals had survived one of the most destructive fires in memory finding comfort in each other in the doorway of a home.

"People are doing everything they can, but nature is very powerful and we're not on the side of nature", Brown said.

Most of the devastation occurred on the night of July 26, when gale-force winds whipped the blaze into a flaming cyclone that jumped the Sacramento River and roared with little warning into Redding and adjacent towns in the scenic Shasta-Trinity region.

Fire officials say a massive blaze in Northern California has torched 1,018 homes in and around the city of Redding.

In another sign the crisis in Redding was ebbing, law enforcement officials said the last four people reported as missing among a list of 20 whose names were published on Tuesday were located safe and sound on Wednesday.

Authorities have reopened more evacuated neighborhoods as ground crews, aided by diminished winds, extended buffer lines carved out of thick, dry brush along the fire's edge to 35 percent of its perimeter, officials said.

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Watch an aerial video of the California fires.

"Unstable conditions, shifting winds, steep terrain, and dry fuels continue to challenge firefighters", a state fire update warned Wednesday evening, noting that 35-mph wind gusts were expected on ridge tops that could whip up the flames.

His main message focused on the devastation from wildfires seen across California that will only get "worse in the coming years".

A new fire, being called the Eel Fire, is causing need for mandatory evacuations in Mendocino County as of Tuesday.

A firefighter runs while trying to save a home in Lakeport on Tuesday.

A 100-square mile fire near Yosemite National Park prompted evacuation orders Wednesday for the community of Wawona inside the park, which has fewer than 200 residents.

The fire is believed to have been started by a malfunctioning auto on July 23.

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