At least nine people have been killed and more than 150,000 evacuated as two big wildfires rage in California, officials say. Five of the dead were found in cars in a town that was destroyed by the Camp Fire in the state’s north.
West of Los Angeles, the Woolsey Fire jumped a major highway and headed into coastal areas, including the town of Malibu where some homes are ablaze. A raging wildfire has swept into the beach resort of Malibu – home to many Hollywood stars – leaving buildings burning and sending residents fleeing.
Both fires are moving fast, fanned by strong winds. “The magnitude of the destruction of the fire is unbelievable and heartbreaking,” said an official of the California governor’s office.