3 dead as wildfire explodes in Northern California

 

September 10, 2020

Jim Wilson – New York Times

The San Francisco skyline at 10:25 a.m., with the tops of skyscrapers lost in a mixture of smoke and fog in Oakland, Calif. on Sept. 9, 2020. Across Northern California, huge plumes of smoke from a fire that blasted through the foothills of the Sierra Nevada billowed high into the atmosphere, turning day into an eerie twilight.

OROVILLE, Calilf. - Three people died in a wind-whipped Northern California wildfire that has forced thousands of people from their homes while carving a 25-mile path of destruction through mountainous terrain and parched foothills, authorities said Wednesday.

California Highway Patrol Officer Ben Draper told the Bay Area News Group that one person was found in a car and apparently had been trying to escape the flames.

Hundreds, if not thousands, of homes and other buildings are believed to have been damaged or destroyed by the blaze northeast of San Francisco, fire officials said at an evening news conference.

https://www.startribune.com/gusty-winds-pose-continued-wildfire-threats-in-california/572356382/

 

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