Nine die as wildfires tear through California
A wildfire in Northern California has killed at least nine people and almost destroyed an entire town.
Nearly 7,000 structures have burned down including mansions in Malibu and 80 to 90 per cent of the homes in Paradise, north of Sacramento.
A quarter of a million people were forced to flee their homes as the Camp Fire in the north and two other major fires, Woolsey and Hill, in Southern California burned this weekend.
Firefighters struggled to contain the blaze and forecasters said intense winds and low humidity could make the flames spread even further.
Trapped evacuees were seen running from their cars with their children in Northern California’s Butte County.
Fire crews battle to control blazes in Malibu, main, and melted metal leaks from gutted car, below