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A huge California wildfire that has scorched around 43,000 acres, destroyed dozens of homes and left one person dead was started by an illegal, unattended camp fire, authorities have said.
The so-called Soberanes Fire, which erupted on July 22 on the US state's famed Big Sur coast, was sparked in a section of Garrapata State Park.
US Forest Service spokesman Don Jaques said no arrests have been made at this stage.
More than 5,450 people have been battling the blaze and 2,000 homes remain under threat.
One person, a bulldozer operator hired by property owners to help battle the flames, died last week when his vehicle rolled over.
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A 'kill list' believed to have been written by the suspected gunman in a fatal shooting at the University of California has been found.Read the full story ›
Colleagues have paid tribute to a university professor killed in a "murder-suicide" at the University of California campus in America.Read the full story ›
A university professor has been named as having been killed in "murder-suicide" at the University of California campus in America.
Two adult males died in the shooting which led to a full campus lockdown.
Now, one of dead has been named as William Klug, a professor of mechanical engineering, who was gunned down in an engineering building office.
Colleagues of the 39-year-old told The Associated Press he was a married father-of-two and a "kind, gentle person".
UCLA biology and chemistry Professor Charles Knobler said those who knew Klug are were shock.
He described the professor as "a very lively, lovable, likable guy".
The University of California's campus has reopened after two people died in a shooting.
The campus lockdown has now ended, but classes are cancelled for the day.
The deaths in the apparent murder-suicide are believed to be two adult males according to the university's press office.
The shooting took place in a small office in an engineering building.