california mosquito and fairview fires destroy structures force residents to flee
In addition to forcing people to leave their homes in the southern part of the state, the most recent major wildfire in California
destroyed buildings and vehicles as it raged out of control in the Sierra Nevada.
On Thursday, Placer and El Dorado counties were under evacuation orders and advisories as the Mosquito Fire spread to about 6.5 square miles with no control.
About an hour northwest of Sacramento, several buildings and at least ten vehicles were set on fire close to the Gold Rush-era town of Michigan Bluff.
The fatal Fairview Fire in Southern California spread to more than 15 square miles and produced a massive smoke cloud close to the city of Hemet in Riverside County, southeast of Los Angeles.
On Wednesday afternoon, evacuation orders were increased since it was just 5% contained.
The fire started on Monday in the sweltering triple digits and spread quickly, killing two individuals who were discovered in a car
badly burning another person, demolishing seven houses, and causing significant damage to a number of others.
"Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to positively identify the victims.