Sixth Victim of Carr Fire Identified as Fires in Northern California Spread

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August 01, 2018Aug 01, 2018

A man who could not be rescued because the road to his house was blocked off and later died in the Carr Fire has been identified. Daniel Bush was 62.

His sister, Kathi Gaston, said that her brother had returned to his mobile home in Keswick last Tuesday after undergoing quadruple heart bypass surgery. For that reason, he was not allowed to drive, according to Fox News

Gaston said that Bush could not be evacuated without help, but sheriff’s deputies had blocked off the roads to his home.

“If we’d been able to go in when we wanted to, he’d be alive right now,” said Gaston. “I’m very upset about it.”

In addition to Bush’s death, two firefighters and two children and their great-grandchildren have been listed as fatalities in connection with the Carr Fire.

The blaze, which started by a “mechanical failure of a vehicle,” has now consumed more than 100,000 acres and burned over 900 homes. While it continues to grow, other fires in the area of erupted.

A new fire ignited Tuesday afternoon near a national forest. Thousands of firefighters have been summoned to fight it – that and more than a dozen other blazes, according to Fox News.

This new blaze has gained intensity from gusty winds that have caused the fire to erupt in brush and grasslands, burning through oak and pine and timber near the Mendocino National Froest.

Please remember the families of those who have been lost in these terrible blazes, and for the firefighters in harm’s way.

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