‘Come and get me,’ boy pleaded before California fire death

‘Come and get me,’ boy pleaded before California fire death

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A young boy pleaded for rescue before he died along with two others in a California wildfire, an anguished relative recounted Monday, while other shaken survivors told of their flight from a “tornado” of fire. Thousands of firefighters in California made some progress against several large-scale blazes that have turned close to 200,000 acres (80,940 hectares) into an ashen wasteland, destroyed expensive homes, and killed eight fire personnel and civilians in the most populous US state. The worst blaze, northern California’s Carr Fire, has killed six people since Thursday, including a 70-year-old woman and her two great-grandchildren aged four and five.