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500 homes destroyed by California fires

More than 500 homes have been destroyed by the wildfires raging across California, officials and local media said.

world Updated: Oct 23, 2007 14:55 IST

More than 500 homes have been destroyed by the wildfires raging across California, officials and local media said on Monday.

Around 300 residences were razed to the ground by fires in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego county, according to firefighters at the scene, while a further 100 homes were destroyed at Fallbrook, 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of San Diego.

A further 128 homes were reported destroyed at the mountain resort town of Lake Arrowhead, KNBC reported.