California wildfires: Rapidly growing fires force thousands to flee | American News


Forest fires continue to plague California, forcing thousands of people from their homes amid a heat wave and the coronavirus pandemic. One cluster of fires – the LNU Lightning Complex north of the Bay Area – grew rapidly overnight, doubling in size to about 131,000 acres on Thursday and burning more than 100 homes and buildings.At least two people have died fighting the fires – a pilot on a water drop mission whose helicopter crashed and a utility worker attending a fire in the Vacaville area.


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