California wildfires - Goleta and Klamathon - burn, killing one

The Klamathon fire burning both sides of I-5 south of the Hilt interchange as of 8:30 p.m. Thursday

On the California-Oregon border, crews battled a fire that ignited Thursday and moved swiftly through a region that is home to many retirees, said Ray Haupt, chairman of the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors.

This year's fires had burned more than 2.9 million acres (1.17 million hectares) through Friday, already more than the annual average of about 2.4 million acres (971,000 hectares) over the last 10 years, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Klamathon Fire slowed its pace somewhat on Saturday, especially in OR, as shifting winds pushed the blaze back toward California.

The sun rises behind a home leveled by the Holiday fire in Goleta, Calif., on Saturday.

The 5,916-acre fire is only 8 percent contained and has 555 crewmembers tackling it, according to fire officials.

Amidst the devastation, some firefighters from Denver at the Spring Fire helped reunite a pet with her owner. It is now 790 acres and 80 percent contained. California's record heat There were four record highs set in Southern California on Friday, including Riverside (118 degrees), Van Nuys Airport (117 degrees), Burbank Airport (114 degrees) and University of California-Los Angeles (111 degrees).

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"It moved so fast I'm not sure how much time lagged between the evacuation and when it hit Hornbrook", he said. At least 132 homes have been destroyed.

About 75 miles east of Los Angeles, a wildfire in the San Bernardino National Forest prompted mandatory evacuations for the entire community of Forest Falls, which has about 700 homes and about 1,000 residents. The body of a resident was found Friday in the ruins of a home, among 15 destroyed structures tallied so far.

One person was killed in the fire and three firefighters have been injured. It marked the first fatality of the fire season in California. Ten structures were counted destroyed but damage assessments were continuing. Many homes and cabins likely burned, while others may be sheds or garages.

In Colorado, firefighters took advantage of occasional rainstorms to extend their containment lines at several large wildfires.

Firefighters are making progress on a wildfire that has burned more than 130 homes and blackened almost 170 square miles (440 square kilometers) in southern Colorado.

The fire was partially contained, but crews struggled in steep, rugged terrain. Authorities said Saturday that afternoon storms could produce flash floods and mudslides in burn scars. The highway had reopened earlier Saturday only to be shut down a short time later due to increased fire activity.

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