•   
  •   
  •   

Offbeat 14-foot python escaping California's Carr Fire gets loose on the streets of Redding

08:31  30 july  2018
08:31  30 july  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

Deadly Carr Fire kills two firefighters, widespread evacuations ordered

  Deadly Carr Fire kills two firefighters, widespread evacuations ordered The deadly Carr Fire claimed the life of a second firefighter and new evacuations were ordered early Friday in Shasta County as erratic winds fueled the aggressive inferno, which jumped the Sacramento River and prevented firefighters from getting close while residents fled for their lives. A Redding firefighter was the second responder killed killed since the blaze started Monday, officials said. An unidentified bulldozer operated also died fighting the fire.

Published July 30, 2018. 14 - foot python that escaped California ' s Carr Fire caught after Eres had been reported missing after escaping into the streets of Redding amid the mass Eres, a 14 - foot python , was probably " lost and scared" after getting out of an enclosure, according to Redding

Goobix News learns what' s popular based on the number of votes received by each news, or due to your submissions. Eres, the 14 - foot Lavender Albino Reticulated Python , escaped from her home Saturday night.

REDDING, California — Add a 14-foot python to all the disruptions being caused by the wildfire roaring in Northern California.

Carr Fire in Redding now seventh worst in California history, officials say

  Carr Fire in Redding now seventh worst in California history, officials say Residents of Redding and surrounding communities began returning home Tuesday morning, but the massive inferno that broke out more than a week ago continued to destroy homes as winds fueled the blaze to more than three times the size of San Francisco, officials said. The Carr Fire grew only slightly from 103,772 acres Monday night to 110,154 acres Tuesday morning, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire. As of Tuesday, officials said, the Carr Fire has burned 172.11 square miles to become the seventh most destructive wildfire in California history. By comparison, San Francisco is 46.87 square miles.

Eres, the 14 - foot python who went missing during the deadly Northern California wildfire, has been safely returned to her owners. Sandra Dodge-Streich, the owner of Redding Reptiles, said Eres was placed in a plastic bin and brought to a home after the fire forced them to evacuate the pet store last

REDDING , Calif. (AP) — Residents of a Northern California neighborhood can breathe a sigh of relief now that a 14 - foot python Sandra Dodge-Streich, owner of Redding Reptiles, says the snake was placed in a plastic bin and brought to a home after flames from the Carr Fire moved closer last week.

Sandra Dodge-Streich's 14-foot python got loose from a plastic bin being kept at a home in south Redding at about 8 p.m. or 9 p.m. Saturday, she said.

Dodge-Streich owns Redding Reptiles, which was evacuated from its store Thursday night, when the fire got to Redding. The store moved its snakes, geckos, bearded dragons, tortoises to Tortoise Acres in south Redding. But then they had to evacuate from there with their 130 reptiles, she said.

Since the deadly blaze, known as the Carr Fire, broke out, they've moved four times.

They were keeping Eres the python in a 2-foot-by-4-foot plastic tub, but she got out. The snake probably won't go far, Dodge-Streich said.

Tey scouted the area but had no luck, so they took to social media to let people know their beloved pet python was on the loose and may be hanging out in their yards, she said.

Four still missing in Redding and Old Shasta after destructive Carr fire

  Four still missing in Redding and Old Shasta after destructive Carr fire Authorities in Shasta County are looking for four people who remain missing after the deadly Carr fire swept through neighborhoods and destroyed hundreds of homes. Investigators found 16 other people safe Tuesday afternoon, within about two hours of releasing a list of names of people they had not been able to reach. Many of the residents fled their homes so quickly that they left behind their cellphones or chargers. “This fire moved through ourAuthorities in Shasta County are looking for four people who remain missing after the deadly Carr fire swept through neighborhoods and destroyed hundreds of homes.

Much of California is dry almost year-round. Large parts of it also get quite hot. Winter is usually the wettest season. That gives San Francisco its famous fog. These winds also force moist air up the mountains. But when it sinks back down on the other side of the state’ s mountains, that air dries out.

More: 14 - foot python escaping California fire gets loose on the streets . In Redding , almost 3,400 fire personnel battled the Carr Fire , some of them on 36-hour rotations, with 17 helicopters, 334 fire engines, 68 bulldozers and 59 fire crews, according to Cal Fire .

Eres is a lavender albino reticulated python and about three inches in girth. Reticulated pythons are strong, Dodge-Streich said, and can scale fences.

But in Eres’ case, she might be looking for a place that’s dark, cool and damp, like a pool, or crevice under a deck. She might even be under a tarp.

“She’s beautiful. She’s not harmful,” Dodge-Streich said. "She’s not a big snake, she’s a long snake."

More: 'Unbelievable': Six die, thousands flee relentless California Carr Fire

More: 'Neighborhoods leveled, looting reported in huge California fire

All of the nearby homeowners have been alerted to the snake on the loose, and Dodge-Streich wenton Facebook to ask people to call her if they see a python with a bright yellow head and white markings.

"I think she might still be in the area. People with small pets should keep them indoors," Dodge-Streich said.

She added small cats and dogs that get too close might be in a bit of danger, but Eres really only has an appetite for chickens.

Redding's Carr fire is pushing firefighters to their limits

  Redding's Carr fire is pushing firefighters to their limits  It's exhausting, dangerous and seemingly endless labor: tracking down hot spots still smoldering in the sage and pine west of Redding, then ripping through thickets until axes and shovels turn over the bare earth needed to form a firebreak. An outbuilding burns on July 31 as the River Fire tears through Lakeport, California.

Eres, the 14 - foot Lavender Albino Reticulated Python , escaped from her home Saturday night. And she can scale fences.Sandra Dodge-Streich' s 14 - foot python got loose from a plastic bin being kept at a home in south Redding at about 8 p.m. or 9 p.m. Saturday, she said.

The Carr Fire was a large wildfire that burned in Shasta and Trinity Counties in California , United States. The fire burned 229,651 acres (92,936 ha; 359 sq mi), before it was 100% contained late on August 30, 2018.

Susan Walker, who lives near where the snake went missing, said she saw the seriousness of the situation and the humor.

Walker said her mother-in-law was quite alarmed when she heard about the python and made sure her Chihuahua-mix dog was safely in the house.

"It's actually quite comical, because she has a perfect snack-sized dog," Walker said.

She doesn't think the snake will cross the road to their house, and instead will hunker down in a cool place to escape the heat.

Marilyn Walker, Susan Walker's mother-in-law, said she didn't believe the story of the loose snake at first, thinking it was fake news. She has since learned it isn't.

"I don't want to see anything happen to the snake, but on the other hand I don't want to come face-to-face with it," Marilyn Walker said.

Susan Walker said she called her husband and told him about the snake. He suggested she catch it and put it under the house so it could catch rats and mice.

But Walker wasn't having anything to do with that.

"I told him 'No way. That thing is 14-feet long!'" she said.

So if area residents see a 14-foot yellow python slithering through a backyard, chances are the snake has lost her home.

“She’s more in danger of somebody trying to hurt her,” Dodge-Streich said.

Mendocino, Calif. blazes grow rapidly — utility worker reported killed near Carr Fire .
The two California wildfires scorching Mendocino and Lake counties forced more evacuations as they grew rapidly Saturday, while in Shasta County, a Pacific Gas and Electric Co. worker was reported killed near the Carr Fire. The River Fire and Ranch Fire, which make up the Mendocino Complex, expanded by 75,268 acres since Friday, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.By early Saturday afternoon, flames were getting dangerously close to crossing into Colusa County, said Will Powers, a spokesman for Cal Fire.

Topical videos:

usr: 1
This is interesting!