US city is or­dered to evac­u­ate af­ter wild­fire

The Scotsman - - World News - By MAR­GARET NEIGHBOUR

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”.

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