Two individuals have died fighting blazes in Northern California.

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A neighborhood in Northern California was ravaged by a wildfire on Sunday, and a local official has verified that two individuals lost their lives as a result of the blaze.

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At the same time, firefighters in the state's far north were battling blazes that forced evacuations and burnt hundreds of structures.

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"There's no simple way to convey it," Siskiyou County Sheriff Jeremiah LaRue told Weed residents on Sunday.

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He did not disclose any identifying information about the dead right away, including the gender or age of the person who had passed away.

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LaRue and other authority members said it's uncertain when residents may return home or when electricity will be restored.

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While firefighters tried to suppress a blaze that started over the holiday weekend, over 1,000 people were ordered to evacuate.

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The fire's footprint hadn't grown since Saturday morning, but the neighboring Mountain Fire had grown.

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Strong winds, low humidity, and dry vegetation may make it difficult for firefighters to put out two fires that erupted Friday.

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As the Mill fire raged over the region, the residents of a neighborhood located on the outskirts of Weed, California, were evacuated as swiftly as possible.

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