BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) - Time to leave Paradise.
Thousands of people in the California town north of Sacramento
have been ordered to leave their homes after a wildfire destroyed
dozens of houses in the neighboring community of Concow.
Among those evacuated -- 95 children at a camp for kids with
More triple-digit heat is expected across Northern California
today, where fires touched off by lightning storms have been
blazing for weeks.
Officials are concerned firefighters are in as much danger from
heat stroke as they are from the fires themselves. Weary crews are
getting rest breaks on bunk beds in refigerated trailers.
A fire threatening the small coastal community of Big Sur let up
just enough yesterday to allow hundreds of people to check on their
homes. More people will be allowed back home today.