Fast-Moving Wildfire Destroys Homes In Northern California

 Wednesday, August 30, 2017

 Reuters

A fast-moving wildfire destroyed several homes and forced the evacuation of residents in Northern California on Tuesday, local media and fire officials said. The fire started at 1.15 p.m. and burned 1,000 acres (405 hectares) in Butte County, about 85 miles (135 km) north of Sacramento, according to information on the Cal Fire website. At least nine houses were destroyed, local media reported. Photos on social media showed the fire turning houses into ash as smoke billowed into the sky and flames ripped through trees and vegetation. “My grandparents’ house is gone. Everything on their road burned and it feels like losing my grandma all over again,” said a Twitter user.
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