SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Crews battling deadly Northern California wildfires are bracing for a weekend of windy, hot weather that could drive the flames into new areas and threaten more homes.
The National Weather Service has issued red flag warnings of extreme fire danger through Saturday night because of low humidity and gusty winds.
As a precaution, new evacuations were called Friday for an area of Mendocino and Lake counties where week-old twin fires have destroyed 41 homes and threaten about 9,000 more.
Some evacuations were lifted Friday in an area near Redding, where armies of firefighters and fleets of aircraft have been battling an immense blaze about 100 miles south of the Oregon line.
The Carr Fire is 39 percent contained after killing six people and incinerating 1,067 homes.
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