More than 200 people were missing early today in California’s deadliest and most destructive blaze on record. One of two fires raging in the state has killed at least 31 people and forced more than a quarter of a million evacuations. The so-called Camp Fire 40 miles northwest of Sacramento burned down more than 6,700 homes and businesses in the town of Paradise, more structures than any other wildfire recorded in California. The fire had burned more than 111,000 acres and was 25 percent contained by late yesterday.
- Prime Minister: Mahinda Rajapakse obtains the party membership of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna
- The Foreign Minister informs the Colombo based diplomats that the government is committed to democracy.