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Over 500 structures destroyed in California wildfire, another 5,000 under threat

Cal Fire released the updated figure yesterday, though the number of homes burned in the so-called Carr Fire is expected to increase.


PTI Last Updated at 28 Jul 2018, 08:07 IST United States

Firefighters say 500 structures have been destroyed in a raging Northern California wildfire and another 5,000 are threatened.

Cal Fire released the updated figure yesterday, though the number of homes burned in the so-called Carr Fire is expected to increase.

Earlier yesterday, fire officials said 65 structures had been destroyed by the fast-moving blaze in Shasta County.

The blaze grew to 194 square kilometers by last night. It began Monday with a mechanical failure of a vehicle. It grew completely out of control on Thursday, tearing through two small communities and reaching the city of Redding.

Tens of thousands of people fled the city in fear of their lives from the blaze, which has killed two firefighters.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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