California Wildfires Destroy Homes And Force Hundreds To Evacuate

Firefighters are battling a 3,000-acre wildfire in Northern California that destroyed at least 175 buildings and forced about 1,400 residents to flee their lake community, authorities said Monday.

The fast-moving Clayton fire broke out late Saturday afternoon off Highway 29 and Clayton Creek Road, forcing the entire community of Lower Lake โ€” located more than 100 miles north of San Francisco โ€” to evacuate, officials said.