One dead, hundreds of homes destroyed as bushfires tear through California

An air tanker drops retardant on the so-called Benton Fire near the intersection of Benton Road and Crams Corner Drive in this image on social media in Anza California

The fire had burned 50 to 80 acres and was 5 percent contained, officials said at a morning briefing.

The blaze destroyed an unknown number of structures and forced residents in the small communities of Hornbrook, Hilt and Colestein Valley to flee as flames crossed Interstate 5 near the California and OR border, local media reported.

Fire firefighters spent the night and morning in pitched battle against the Holiday fire, which exploded Friday night in 100-degree temperatures and unsafe "sundowner" winds that made the blaze impossible to control.

Fire personnel spent the night and morning in pitched battle against the Holiday fire, which exploded Friday night amid 100-degree temperatures and unsafe "sundowner" winds that made the blaze impossible to control.

Significant resources are also being utilized in Siskiyou County's Klamathon Fire, where DC-10 aircraft stationed at McClellan Park attacked the fire Friday. The blaze quickly spread and within 45 minutes threatened homes in the 1300 and 1400 blocks of Fairview Avenue, near Cathedral Oaks.

Then a few miles to the north, the Vandergrift Fire has burned at least 330 acres and forced the evacuation of about 750 homes from the sprawling Marine Base Camp Pendleton, officials said.

One person has died due to the fire, a spokeswoman for the agency said on Friday, without providing any details.

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The 400-acre brush fire is swallowing up homes in the densely populated suburb of Alpine and it's only 4 percent contained.

Flames ravage a home in Goleta on July 7, 2018.

Firefighters in Santa Barbara County were battling a new "fast-moving and wind-driven" blaze Friday night.

A wildfire in northern California killed one person, destroyed buildings, forced the evacuation of hundreds of people from nearby communities and prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency.

East of Los Angeles in the San Bernardino National Forest, authorities ordered the evacuation of the community of Forest Falls, which has about 700 homes, as a quick-moving fire swelled to 1,000 acres.

A perimeter map shows the footprint of the Holiday Fire Saturday morning. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency in the county on Saturday. The blaze has burned about 75 square miles and destroyed 90 structures, including homes, cabins, sheds and garages, since starting Sunday in the mountains. As the wildfires burn across the state, Cal Fire relies on local departments' strike teams for aid.

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