Residents return home to scorched earth and gutted buildings after devastating California wildfires



Associated Press

Napa residents in California have returned home to find their homes and belongings gutted by the raging wildfires taking hold in Southern California.

At least 11 people have been killed as massive wildfires rip through the region.
Source: Associated Press

One local resident was surprised to find their home had been spared, using water from a swimming pool to put out any spot fires, so another raging wildfire doesn't engulf them.

"I was kind of resigned to the fact that this was going to be gone. When I left then I would basically have nothing here, you know. So this is kind of a shock that the house is still here," Mark Hyatt said.

Mr Hyatt and a friend were using a neighbour's pool to fill up containers of water to put out fires still burning around his home.

California's night sky is transformed into an orange haze as wildfires rip through 1500 homes and businesses, killing at least 10 people.
Source: Associated Press

The wildfires have burned nearly a dozen square miles of Southern California suburbs, authorities say the thousands of people who evacuated will not be going home soon.

At least 11 people have been killed in the wildfires and hospitals say they have treated at least 185 people who suffered fire related injuries.

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