SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A Northern California sheriff says three people have died in a fast-moving wildfire west of Redding.
Shasta County Sheriff Eric Magrini announced the deaths during a Monday afternoon update on the Zogg Fire. He did not give any details about the people who died, but said more than 1,200 people are evacuated from that fire.
It’s one of nearly 30 major wildfires burning in California. In Sonoma and Napa counties, more than 50,000 people have been evacuated because of the Glass Fire.
The latest deaths mean that California wildfires have now killed 29 people in this year’s historic fire season. More than 8,100 California wildfires have scorched 5,780 square miles (14,970 square kilometers), and destroyed more than 7,000 buildings.