Resident flee burning homes in northern California




Resident flee burning homes in northern California

Residents of Middletown in northern California have fled the US state as wildfires began to consume several towns. One person has died so far, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

The fires north of San Francisco raced through dry brush and exploded in size within hours.
The devastation comes after a separate wildfire to the southeast destroyed at least 81 homes.

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California fires destroy 400 homes

Homeowners in the US state of California watch wildfires move towards their property on Sunday in Sheep Ranch, California.
The 78-square-mile fire erupted Saturday afternoon and rapidly chewed through brush and trees parched from several years of drought. Entire towns as well as residents along a 35-mile stretch were evacuated. 
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said 400 homes have been destroyed.
   
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Malaysians and Pakistani held over Bangkok bombing
(2 hrs 32 mins ago)

Malaysian police have arrested three people – a Pakistani man and two Malaysians –
as part of investigations into last month's deadly Bangkok bombing, the national police chief was reported as saying.
“We are assisting Thai police regarding this probe. We feel these three [people] can assist us in the investigation,'' Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar was quoted saying by The Star newspaper's website.
The three were detained “a few days ago,’’ said the report, which gave no further details on the identities of those taken into custody.
Malaysian authorities had no plans to hand them over to Thai police, Khalid added.
“We are working together with our Thai counterparts. Let us investigate the matter first,'' he was quoted saying.
The attack killed 20 people, the majority of them ethnic Chinese visitors, at a religious shrine in the capital's bustling downtown district on August 17.—AFP

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