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At least 10 killed by fast-moving California wildfires - official

At least 10 killed by fast-moving California wildfires - official
At least 10 people were killed and more than1,500 buildings destroyed as wildfires burned through northern and southern California on Monday. Two were seriously injured, CBS news quoted fire officials as saying Tuesday.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports more than 100 people have been reported missing in Sonoma County. 

Vice President Mike Pence, in Los Angeles Monday night for fundraisers and local events, commented on the wildfires, saying he wanted "all of you in the path of these advancing wildfires" to know "that we are with you." 

"We also asked Congress to put more toward expenses -- it has been a challenging month and a half for natural disasters, for hurricanes affecting Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico -- but I want to assure California that we will be working closely with Gov. Brown to see you through these challenging times," Pence said. 

Officials were urging residents not to return yet as some fires are re-igniting. 

Meanwhile, in southern California, where a fire burned through the Anaheim Hills neighborhood, a fast-moving fire pushed by 45 mph winds had already burned 2,500 acres.

Officials reported that the fires would come in and the embers pushed by the flames would "hopscotch." 

More than 1,000 homes were evacuated from the Anaheim Hills neighborhood.  



Last Modified: Tuesday، 10 October 2017 10:14 AM
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