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By Noah Berger LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (Reuters) - A massive California wildfire that has already killed two people and destroyed 100 structures was burning out of control on Friday evening as officials said it was possible more victims could be found in the rubble. The so-called Erskine Fire, which broke out on Thursday afternoon in the foothills of Kern County about 42 miles (68 km) northeast of Bakersfield, had mushroomed on Friday to char more than 30,000 acres (12,140 hectares), making it one of the worst in an already intense California fire season. The blaze has also sent three firefighters to the hospital for smoke inhalation and forced hundreds of residents to flee their homes ahead of the flames.
Celebrated Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil was released from a Sao Paulo hospital where he was treated over the past week for kidney problems. Gil, 73, on his Instagram account posted a photo showing the rear of a car with the words "homeward bound" superimposed on the image, as he ended his stay at the Syrian Lebanese Hospital, where he was admitted last Thursday. Gil is undergoing monthly treatment for kidney ailments for an undetermined period, according to the G1 news website.