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At least 125 homes destroyed by deadly blaze

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Posted at 11:52 PM, Jul 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-27 23:52:14-04

An Associated Press reporter has counted at least 125 homes destroyed by a deadly blaze in Northern California.

Earlier Friday, fire officials said 65 structures had been destroyed by the fast-moving blaze in Shasta County.

The AP reporter on Friday afternoon counted 66 burned homes in the Lake Redding Estates neighborhood and another 60 in nearby Lake Keswick Estates.

The explosive wildfire in Northern California has killed two firefighters and officials say thousands have abandoned their homes in and around Redding.

Authorities are warning that the blaze will probably burn deeper into urban areas before there is any hope of containing it.