Twin wildfires tearing through vineyards and brushy hills threatened some 10,000 homes in Northern California Tuesday — yet another front in the seemingly endless summer of wildfires that have ravaged some of the most scenic areas of the state.
By Marcio Sanchez, Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press
In our news wrap Monday, two wildfires swept across Northern California, destroying at least 400 homes and killing one. Also, in Afghanistan, Taliban fighters stormed a prison with a car bomb, allowing 355 prisoners to escape.
High temperatures, unpredictable winds and extremely dry conditions caused by the relentless drought have made managing this summer's blazes particularly challenging and unpredictable in California. The NewsHour's Cat Wise reports from Lake County, one of the state's hardest hit areas.
A massive wild fire that started last Wednesday in Northern California grew quickly to 60,000 acres Monday, according to California’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection website. So far, it’s only 12 percent contained.