Nine die, lakhs evacuated in California wildfires
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.