Nine die as wild­fires tear through Cal­i­for­nia

The Sunday Post (Inverness) - - NEWS -

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

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