REDDING, Calif. (AP) - The police chief of the Northern California city hit hard by a fast-moving wildfire is among those whose homes went up in flames.
Redding Police Chief Roger Moore told the Los Angeles Times that he and two other police officers lost their homes in Shasta County's Carr Fire.
Moore estimates at least 100 homes were destroyed overnight Thursday as the flames jumped the Sacramento River and raced into the outskirts of Redding. More than 37,000 residents have been evacuated.
The city of 92,000 is about 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of the Oregon border.
Moore said the family saved valuables such as photos and documents, but his wife and children are anxious and sad.
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