California firefighters continue to battle blazes, hope for reprieve

The deadly wildfires that have ravaged Northern California, killing at least 17 people, caught many residents by surprise, sweeping into their neighborhoods after they had gone to bed and leaving them precious few minutes to escape.

Some evacuated in the nick of time. Others weren’t as lucky. And nearly everyone in the region is grappling with near-apocalyptic devastation — homes burned to a crisp, once-idyllic communities turned into ash-covered shells.

Source: California firefighters continue to battle blazes, hope for reprieve

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