Calif. Wildfires Destroy 655 Homes

Wildfires blown through fierce desert winds Monday reduced countless Southern California homes in order to ashes, forced a large assortment of thousands of individuals to flee as well as laid any hellish, spidery pattern involving luminous orange over the actual drought-stricken region.

Firefighters - about 11,000 involving them, fighting 14 distinct blazes which have charred 400 square miles - describe desperate circumstances that are prone to worsen, using hotter temperatures along with higher winds forecast with regard to Tuesday. one individual has been killed as well as at least 16 firefighters and 25 other people are already injured since the actual fires began in Sunday.