Thousands of residents in the western U.S. and Canada have fled their homes as wildfires barreled across the baking landscape, destroying property. Two major wildfires in California have forced nearly 8,000 people out of their homes. About 4,000 people evacuated and another 7,400 were told to prepare to leave their homes as fire swept through grassy foothills in the Sierra Nevada, about 60 miles north of Sacramento, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Sunday.Property
The fire has burned nearly 4 square miles (11 sq. kilometers), injured four firefighters and destroyed at least 10 structures, but that number is expected to rise, fire spokeswoman Mary Ann Aldrich said.t.