One dead in Cascade Fire in Yuba County

A local family is happy they're safe after the Cascade wildfire ripped through their property. Firefighters used the water from their pool to fight the blaze.

The 8,200-acre Cascade fire in Yuba County claimed one life, bringing to total number of people dead in Northern California fires to 11, county officials said.

A Yuba County spokesman Russ Brown said Tuesday that the unidentified person was in a vehicle fleeing from the town of Loma Rica, ran off a back road and became trapped in the blaze.

Brown tells the San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/2yduVRG) that the person died early Monday.

Ten others died, at least 100 were injured and about 1,500 homes and businesses were destroyed as a result of the 14 different wildfires in Northern California that spread across nine counties.

County officials confirmed seven deaths in Sonoma County fires, two deaths in Napa County, one in Mendocino County and one in Yuba County.

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