Death toll could rise in California wildfire
Los Angeles: Lighter winds on Sunday helped firefighters make gains on a voracious and deadly wildfire in central California that has burned 200 homes and structures and claimed two lives. That toll may rise. Firefighters may have found human remains on Saturday when they began going through neighbourhoods to count houses and mobile homes incinerated by the blaze. In an unrecognisable mobile home, they found what appears to be a set of human remains, but because they were so badly burned forensic investigators will have to determine whether they belonged to a person or animal, Kern County sheriff’s spokesman Ray Pruitt said. The tally of burned homes rose from an initial count of 80. Entire blocks were reduced to rubble, and at least 2500 homes remained threatened.
Results of the California wildfire.