- Title: USA-WILDFIRES/AFTERMATH California wildfire levels homes, singes cars
- Date: 15th September 2015
- Summary: MIDDLETOWN, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 15, 2015) (REUTERS) HOUSE WITH DEBRIS IN FRONT OF IT DEBRIS AND BURNT SHELVING UNIT WITH STRUCTURE COLLAPSED AROUND IT CLOSE UP OF BURNT AND TWISTED SHELVING UNIT BURNT WASHING MACHINE AND DEBRIS FOUNDATION OF HOME DEBRIS ON BURNT CARS BURNT CARS
- Embargoed: 30th September 2015 13:00
- Topics: General
- Reuters ID: LVA4SXEV184Z1K7T5T72N3RQSMWS
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- Story Text: A Northern California wildfire ranked as the most destructive to hit the drought-stricken U.S. West this year burned some 400 homes to the ground, according to fire officials.
The communities of Cobb, Middletown, Hidden Valley Lake and the Harbin Hot Springs resort - located about 50 miles (80 km) west of Sacramento, the state capital - were reported to be hardest hit by the fire.
Reuters video footage from Middletown, a village of about 1,500 residents, showed a smoking, devastated scene of burned-out vehicles, twisted, blackened debris and charred foundations of buildings that had been reduced to ash. Roughly half of the town was leveled.
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