Ruins of California wildfire

A burnt pelican statue stands among the charred remains of a house after the so-called Valley Fire swept through Middletown in California on Wednesday. The governor of California has declared a state of emergency as raging wildfires spread in the nor
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A burnt pelican statue stands among the charred remains of a house after the so-called Valley Fire swept through Middletown in California on Wednesday. The governor of California has declared a state of emergency as raging wildfires spread in the northern part of the drought-ridden state, forcing thousands to flee the flames.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 18, 2015, with the headline 'Ruins of California wildfire'. Print Edition | Subscribe