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Firefighters rescue 14-year-old girl from California home destroyed by mudslides

Firefighters rescue 14-year-old girl from California home destroyed by mudslides

Santa Barbara County fire Capt. Dave Zaniboni confirms the additional death that raised the toll from an earlier tally of five.

First responders on Tuesday were plucking people from vehicles trapped in unsafe flooding and debris triggered by heavy overnight rainfall in California.

Several homes were swept away before dawn Tuesday when mud and debris roared into neighborhoods in Montecito from hillsides stripped of vegetation during a recent wildfire. There was a backlog of scores of callers requesting help.

At least six people have died from weather-related incidents, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office said today.

Santa Barbara County fire spokesperson Mike Eliason said "multiple rescues from vehicles and structures are underway", adding they've already received a number of missing persons reports.

Crews are clearing debris that closed a section of US 101 along the border of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

Authorities have confirmed that eight people were killed in Tuesday's disastrous mudslides in Montecito.

Jacobs say crews are working to clear the track and some freight trains are being rerouted. Rain-spurred mudslides Tuesday have fully closed a 30-mile stretch of the 101 Freeway and suspended service on popular Amtrak rail routes between Oxnard and Santa Barbara.

A fire truck drives through the wildfire damaged Coffey Park neighborhood as rain water pools where a home once stood, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Santa Rosa, Calif.


He says some of those rescued were buried in mud and debris. Small animals can be evacuated to the Santa Barbara Humane Society located at 5399 Overpass Road.

The wettest rainstorm of the winter dumped steady rain in fire-ravaged Northern California communities but only some fallen trees and minor rockslides were reported overnight.

At least 50 helicopter rescues were conducted in parts of Santa Barbara County hard hit by flash flooding, fire officials said. Similar amounts were reported across that county.

It is the largest wildfire on record in California.

More details about the fatalities were not immediately available.

Resident Candi Burquez hiked the foothills around the school on Monday. In Los Angeles, a police cruiser got swamped in tire-deep mud.

The storm walloped much of the state with damaging winds and thunderstorms.

Heavy rains were triggering risky flooding Tuesday, January 9, 2017, morning in Southern California, with rivers of mud and debris destroying at least three homes and pooling water forcing police to close parts of the coastal US Route 101, .

Traffic accidents have slowed the Tuesday morning commute to a crawl across the region, including along coastal US 101 in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

Large animals can be evacuated to the Earl Warren Showgrounds.

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