At least 3 people killed in California wildfire

San Francisco, Sep 29 (UNI) At least three people were killed, while thousands were evacuated from their homes due to a massive wildfire in northern California, according to media reports.

On Monday, the deaths were confirmed by Shasta County Sheriff Eric Magrini without providing further details, reports USA Today.

The blaze, dubbed Zogg Fire, burned through 31,200 acres near Redding, while another blaze, Glass Fire, has scorched more than 36,200 acres in the Napa and Sonoma wine counties, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.

Both fires were at 0 per cent containment as of Monday night.

A least one winery has been charred, according to the San Francisco-based KPIX TV station.

The entire town of Calistoga, population 5,200, was put under evacuation orders on Monday night, according to Cal Fire.

This fire season, California has witnessed 8,136 fires that have scorched 3,754,729 acres of land.



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