California, November 11: At least 25 people have been reported dead in the wildfire in California, believed to be the most destructive in the history of the state. Communities have been devastated due to the fire and people have been forced to vacate their houses and leave.
Los Angeles Fire Department Public Information Officer Erik Scott said that the blaze has destroyed or damaged many buildings. A second fire has been burning in the Santa Rosa Valley east of Camarillo, west of Simi Valley near Newbury Park and Thousand Oaks.
Earlier, tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate a fast-moving wildfire that has exploded in size threatening several Northern California communities and forcing panicked residents to race to help neighbours who had to drive through walls of flames to escape.