US city is ordered to evacuate after wildfire
A city in California has been told to evacuate as “conditions have worsened” in the wildfires that have killed 23 people.
All residents of Calistoga were told to leave the area on Wednesday evening, Napa County officials said.
Officials also said yesterday that recovery teams, some with “cadaver dogs”, would start searching for bodies in areas devastated by wildfires raging in California wine country.
Sonoma County Sheriff Robert Giordano said officials were investigating hundreds of reports of missing people and that recovery teams would start doing targeted searches for bodies. He warned that identification would be difficult and take some time. He said officials had found some bodies almost completely intact but that other remains were “nothing more than ash and bones”.