homes: The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said another 440 buildings, including barns and warehouses, have also been destroyed by the fire, which is now the seventh most destructive in California history, according to NOW Magazine. The huge Redding-area blaze, which started July 23, forced 38,000 people from their homes and killed six. A massive wildfire in Northern California has torched more than 1,000 homes in and around the city of Redding, authorities said Wednesday as some evacuees were allowed to return home. It has scorched 180 square miles and is 35 percent contained. North of San Francisco, a fire threatened homes in an old ranching and farming area near Covelo. New blazes continued to explode and threaten more homes in what has become an endless summer of flame in the Golden State. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.