The Latest: 175 structures destroyed in California fire


LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning in California (all times local):

9:25 a.m.

A fast-moving wildfire has destroyed at least 175 structures, including a historic firehouse and an antiques store, in a Northern California town.

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Daniel Berlant didn’t have the breakdown of the number of homes, businesses and other buildings destroyed by the fire, which broke out Saturday and spans nearly 5 square miles.

He said earlier Monday that more than 100 homes burned down. No injuries have been reported, but pets have died as flames swept into Lower Lake, a small town about 90 miles north of San Francisco.

At least 1,500 structures are threatened after the fire burned the post office, a winery and a Habitat for Humanity office.

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7:10 a.m.

A fast-moving Northern California wildfire has destroyed more than 100 homes and forced thousands to flee an area where drought conditions and high temperatures are making firefighting difficult.

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Daniel Berlant said Monday that the fire in Lower Lake, about 90 miles north of San Francisco, has scorched nearly 5 square miles.

No injuries have been reported.

The flames jumped a road Sunday and moved into the town of 1,200 that’s still recovering from a devastating wildfire nearly a year ago.

Thousands of structures are threatened after the fire burned the post office, a winery, a Habitat for Humanity office and several businesses. Officials didn’t immediately have a tally of how many businesses and other buildings were lost.

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