Authorities claim a raging wildfire in central California is responsible for two deaths and an estimated 150 destroyed homes. Saturday afternoon, dozens of shocked residents and first responders stood among the smoldering rubble and ruins where up to 2,5000 residences remain threatened.
A set of skeletal remains was discovered in a residence engulfed in the wildfire. Although, the remnants were burnt beyond recognition, its yet to be determined if the charred bones are human or animal. The harrowing and destructive blaze that began Thursday afternoon has spread throughout some 35,700 acres.
Though many lost homes and valuables, they were fortunate to escape the wildfire with their lives. Unfortunately, this was not the case for an as-yet unnamed elderly couple who fell victim to poisonous smoke inhalation.
A neighbor of the deceased elderly couple told local reporters one of the two was bedridden and the home was so full of smoke it was barely recognizable. The witness then described seeing the elderly man struggle to flee harm’s way, but fatally collapsing just 20 feet from his former residence.