Sep 6, 2020

California wildfire: Rescuers work to evacuate dozens trapped at reservoir

A major rescue operation is taking place in California after a wildfire trapped people at a popular reservoir. Helicopters have brought out dozens of people so far from around the Mammoth Pool Reservoir, about 40 miles north-west of Fresno. Rescuers are returning for others and say the number trapped is unknown. A tweet from the Fresno County Fire Protection District just before midnight local time said 63 people had been rescued by military helicopter and taken to Fresno Yosemite International Airport. The rescue comes as some areas of California are experiencing a record heatwave.

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