Fierce Wildfires Force Thousands of Californians to Flee

Environment News Service: One person is dead and up to 1,000 homes and buildings have burned down in a fast-moving northern California wildfire that exploded through dry brush and trees, fire officials said. Started Saturday, the Valley Fire had set 50,000 acres ablaze as of Sunday night, forcing thousands of people in Lake and Napa counties to flee their homes. The cause of the fire is under investigation. California Governor Jerry Brown Sunday issued an emergency proclamation for Lake and Napa counties due to the......

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