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3 people have died in a Northern California wildfire

Northern California wildfire
3 people have died in Northern California wildfire
Posted at 7:33 PM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 22:33:41-04

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Three people have died in a Northern California wildfire that has forced thousands from their homes.

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea announced Wednesday that two people had been found dead in one location and another person elsewhere.

He didn't provide details but California Highway Patrol Officer Ben Draper tells the Bay Area News Group that one person was found in a car and apparently had been trying to escape the flames.

The fire northeast of San Francisco is threatening several communities.

Stoked by high winds, it has burned a 25-mile path through mountainous terrain and parched foothills.