250 additional homes burned in wildfires

Posted at 10:19 AM, Sep 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-19 13:19:08-04

California fire officials say 250 additional homes burned in a Sierra Nevada wildfire, bringing the total to 503.

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Mike Mohler says the increased count comes as firefighters make progress and damage inspection teams have access to affected areas.

The fire is burning in Amador and Calaveras counties. Two deaths have been reported. Officials had reported 252 homes destroyed as of Friday night.

The fire is 63 percent contained.

A separate blaze in Lake County has killed three people, destroyed nearly 600 homes and burned hundreds of other structures.