Nine die, lakhs evac­u­ated in Cal­i­for­nia wild­fires

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - Front Page -


Nine peo­ple died and over 150,000 were evac­u­ated on Fri­day as fierce wild­fires raged across Cal­i­for­nia. All of the fa­tal­i­ties were re­ported in a mas­sive in­ferno in the town of Par­adise, where the en­tire pop­u­la­tion of 26,000 was or­dered to leave, of­fi­cials said. The fast mov­ing blaze be­gan on Thurs­day morn­ing. Fanned by strong winds, it has scorched 70,000 acres and has not been con­tained, the Fire Depart­ment said.

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