September 6, 2020

Helicopters rescue dozens trapped by California wildfire

Los Angeles (AFP) – Dozens of people were airlifted to safety Saturday night after being trapped by a wildfire near a popular reservoir in northern California, officials said.Military helicopters have so far rescued 63 people from the Mammoth Pool Reservoir in the Sierra National Forest, about 45 miles (70 kilometers) northeast of Fresno, the Fresno Fire Department said on Twitter.Two were severely injured and 10 had moderate injuries, it said.”Aircraft are returning to continue rescue operations. Unknown how many more,” the fire department said.Madera County Sheriff’s Office said around 150 w…


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