Northern California Wildfire Reduces Streets to Smoldering Rubble, Destroys Over 175 Structures
The spreading blaze is about 100 miles north of San Francisco.
By EMILY SHAPIRO
August 15, 2016, 8:23 PM
• 4 min read
-- Entire streets have been reduced to smoldering rubble, and more than 175 buildings and other structures have been destroyed, as a Northern California wildfire continues to spread.
The fire about 100 miles north of San Francisco has so far spread to 4,000 acres and is 5 percent contained, officials said.
The blaze on Sunday swept into Lower Lake, a town of about 1,200 people, according to The Associated Press, where it burned buildings including a post office, a Habitat for Humanity office and a winery.
Thousands of people have been evacuated since the fire began Saturday, according to the Associated Press. The cause is under investigation.