A firefighter uses a drip torch during the Mosquito fire near Volcanoville, California, US on Friday. Photo: Bloomberg
A firefighter uses a drip torch during the Mosquito fire near Volcanoville, California, US on Friday. Photo: Bloomberg

New wildfire spreading in central California mountains

  • The Mosquito Fire has now swept through a vast area in the Sierra Nevada range northeast of San Francisco in just four days
  • Officials said that fire – which came amid a ferocious heatwave – had claimed two lives and destroyed 20 buildings

A firefighter uses a drip torch during the Mosquito fire near Volcanoville, California, US on Friday. Photo: Bloomberg
A firefighter uses a drip torch during the Mosquito fire near Volcanoville, California, US on Friday. Photo: Bloomberg
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