The fire burns through some of the city's most expensive homes
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fire crews are burning away undergrowth within a quarter-mile of homes to protect woodsy hamlets in the mountains northwest of Las Vegas from a wildfire that has charred an area nearly the size of Manhattan.
A wildfire burning in mountains north of Los Angeles has destroyed 24 homes including a number of summer cabins, fire officials said.
The body of a man was found in an area burned by a 33,000 acre wildfire north of Los Angeles. The Sand Fire has destroyed more than a dozen homes and is one of 19 major fires burning in California.
The fire was centered in hills and canyons that are home to some of the city’s most expensive residences, including those owned by celebrities.