Two die in Southern Cal
two people were found dead and scores of houses, from ranch homes to celebrities’ mansions, burned in a pair of wildfires that stretched across more than 100 square miles of southern california, authorities said saturday.
the two bodies were found in Malibu, but Los Angeles county sheriff’s chief John Benedict offered no further details. they were discovered in the area of a winding stretch of Mulholland Highway with steep panoramic views, where on saturday the roadway was littered with rocks, a few large boulders and fallen power lines, some of them still on fire. Most of the surrounding structures were leveled.
Firefighters have saved thousands of homes despite working in extreme conditions “that they said they have never seen in their life,” LA county Fire chief daryl osby said.
those vicious conditions on Friday night gave way to calm saturday, with winds reduced to breezes.
Firefighters used the lull to try to rein in the powerful blaze that had grown to 109 square miles and get a grasp of how much damage it did.
The charred remains of a home Saturday in Malibu, Calif.