California wildfires: 11 dead as hundreds of thousands flee deadly blazes

Number of fatalities feared to rise with scores more missing as fires in north and south are driven by strong winds

Under a white plume of smoke and grey hazy skies, officials from Los Angeles and Ventura counties announced that two people had died in the historically destructive Woolsey fire.

That took the toll from fires in California to 11. Many more have been reported missing. About 500 miles to the north, nine people were confirmed dead in and around the town of Paradise, where more than 6,700 homes and businesses burned.

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Source: theguardian