State of emergency declared: 23,000 displaced in California wildfires (video)

State of emergency declared: 23,000 displaced in California wildfires (video)

Around 23,000 people have been displaced and a state of emergency declared in California as wildfires rage in the north of the US state.

An elderly, disabled woman is known to have died as flames consumed her building when the fires erupted on Saturday (September 12).

Others, such David Clark, managed to flee. He spoke from a nearby evacuation centre, tents clearly visible in the background.

“My house burnt up in probably about 30 minutes. I lived on Hoberg south, which is basically where the fire originated from,” he said. “We were at a soccer game, got home a little after 2pm. Our house was gone by three o’clock and we really don’t have anything left.” (…)

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