Three killed in Northern California wildfire; thousands flee

Firefighters monitor flames as they approach a residence in the valley area of Vacaville, northern California during the LNU Lightning Complex fire on August 19, 2020. (File/AFP)
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Updated 29 September 2020

Three killed in Northern California wildfire; thousands flee

  • In Sonoma and Napa counties, more than 50,000 people have been evacuated because of the Glass Fire

SAN FRANCISCO: A Northern California sheriff says three people have died in a fast-moving wildfire west of Redding.
Shasta County Sheriff Eric Magrini announced the deaths during a Monday afternoon update on the Zogg Fire. He did not give any details about the people who died, but said more than 1,200 people are evacuated from that fire.
It’s one of nearly 30 major wildfires burning in California. In Sonoma and Napa counties, more than 50,000 people have been evacuated because of the Glass Fire.
The latest deaths mean that California wildfires have now killed 29 people in this year’s historic fire season. More than 8,100 California wildfires have scorched 5,780 square miles (14,970 square kilometers), and destroyed more than 7,000 buildings.


Kremlin says it hopes to resolve differences on nuclear arms control pact with Washington

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Kremlin says it hopes to resolve differences on nuclear arms control pact with Washington

  • Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia hoped to continue dialogue with Washington on extending the new START treaty

MOSCOW: Russia said on Wednesday it hoped to resolve its differences with the United States over a nuclear arms control treaty that expires in February next year.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia hoped to continue dialogue with Washington on extending the new START treaty. He was speaking a day after the United States welcomed a proposal by Moscow to prolong it by a year if both sides agreed to freeze their stocks of all nuclear warheads for that period.
Signed in 2010, the last US-Russia pact of its kind limits the numbers of strategic nuclear warheads, missiles and bombers each country can deploy.