Jun 27, 2016

Nine California wildfires destroy almost 70,000 acres

Squirrel Mountain Valley, CA
USA
by
Alexia Fernandez
,
Los Angeles Times
Investigators and a cadaver dog from Santa Clarita search through the rubble of a burned home in the Squirrel Mountain Valley. Photo: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times
Investigators and a cadaver dog from Santa Clarita search through the rubble of a burned home in the Squirrel Mountain Valley. Photo: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Nine wildfires continued to burn throughout California on Monday, as flames left nearly 70,000 acres scorched, and occupied the efforts of more than 5,000 firefighters, according to state and federal fire authorities.

The deadly Erskine fire in Kern County is the largest of the fires and has so far burned 45,388 acres since it began late Thursday, south of Lake Isabella