THOUSANDS FLEE RAGING WILDFIRES IN CALIFORNIA

There were post-apocalyptic scenes in California on Sunday night as raging wildfires blitzed 115,000 acres, destroying at least 400 homes and forcing thousands of terrified residents to flee. As many as 5,000 firefighters were tackling two mammoth blazes that have torn across the state, with entire towns evacuated. Lake and Napa counties were in a state of emergency after the Valley Fire, which erupted 100 miles north of San Francisco, destroying 400 homes and two apartment complexes, and spreading across 50,000 acres of land. At least one person has died in the huge fire, although authorities were unable to give any details about the deceased. The even larger Butte Fire, in Amador and Calaveras Counties, has torn through 65,000 acres and destroyed even more houses.

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