A 30-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of starting the fire, which on Saturday was only 10% contained.
Fire crews struggled to protect neighborhoods as high winds pushed flames into homes, burning at least 100 structures and threatening thousands more. Thousands of people are still subject to evacuation orders and mandatory warnings.
Further south, teams repelled another wildfire in Sequoia National Park, Jonathan Vigliotti reported for “CBS Saturday Morning.” The tallest trees in the world, some now wrapped in fire-retardant foil, were once considered naturally fire-retardant thanks to their two-foot-thick bark. But today’s mega-fires, fueled by climate change, are burning more than giants can handle on their own.
“What more proof do you need of a warming world?” California Governor Gavin Newsom asked. “Our children will inherit a world with temperatures eight degrees warmer than today. We are on this path. “
Newsom visited the Redwoods, where he announced a $ 15 billion climate program to help fund fire prevention and water sustainability programs.
The landmark decision comes as more than 9,000 crews struggle to put out 10 major fires across the state.
What was not burned by the flames was spoiled by smoke, turning Los Angeles daylight into a neon night.