‘It’s a lie,’ Holy Fire arson suspect tells judge

‘It’s a lie,’ Holy Fire arson suspect tells judge

In Northern California, a mechanic helping to fight the Carr Fire, burning around Redding, was killed in a traffic collision on Thursday, bringing the death toll from that blaze to eight, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire) said.

McGlover also faces a life sentence if convicted.

Fire crews are working in 38C heat and three firefighters have been injured in the 16-square-mile blaze.

Institute. Those areas had previously been under voluntary evacuation orders.

Volunteer Fire Chief Mike Milligan told the Orange County Register that Clark has long feuded with other cabin owners in the canyon and last week sent him an email warning: "This place will burn".

"I've been trying for years to get someone to pay attention and nobody has really had the opportunity to do that until now", he said.

Brown issued the declaration Thursday for Orange and Riverside counties because of a fire in the Cleveland National Forest that's threatening thousands of homes.

His wife and their two daughters have left but the 38-year-old said: 'Until this thing is barking at my door, I'm going to stick with it'.

The state's largest wildfire in history has drawn a contingent to battle what is actually two fires burning so closely together that they're being attacked as one.

The Holy Fire - named for Holy Jim Canyon where it began is one of almost 20 blazes across California.

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Before his arrest, Clark told a reporter he had been asleep at the time and had nothing to with the fire.

Forrest Clark, 51, made several outbursts, claiming his life was being threatened.

In a display of weird behavior on Tuesday, Clark stripped naked as police questioned him about the fire.

The National Weather Service posted a map on its San Diego office's Twitter account Friday, explaining that the smoke has traveled more than 3,000 miles across the country.

Wildfires across California and the region could be further stoked by strong gusts, low humidity and hot weather on Friday and Saturday, forecasters warned.

"Even if you're miles away, you want to be prepared if you're near the fire area or in an environment that can burn", said Thanh Nguyen with the SoCal Team One Fire Management Team, who suggested having a packed bag ready to go.

Clark spoke to a stringer photographer with OnScene outside his cabin, insisting he had nothing to do with the fire.

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station captured the fires last week.

Sherwood said no witnesses have come forward saying they saw Clark start the fire, but the area of origin is around his residence.

Extremely dry brush in the area, combined with steep hillsides, created ideal conditions for the blazes to spread.

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