Wednesday, June 11, 2008

California Fires Destroy Homes, Other Structures

Dozens of homes were left in ruins on Tuesday following fires that hit Northern California.

According to authorities, nearly two dozen homes and some 30 other buildings were destroyed as a wildfire hit the town of Palermo. The town of some 5,000 residents approximately 60 miles north of Sacramento was evacuated as hundreds of firefighters battled the blaze.

Some 50 miles south of Sacramento, several fires in the Stocktown area damaged or destroyed some 30 homes.

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