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Horrific California Wildfires Persist, At Least 23 Dead, Hundreds Missing

WorldNews Thursday, 12 October 2017 ()
Horrific California Wildfires Persist, At Least 23 Dead, Hundreds MissingThe death toll for the wildfires ravaging across Northern California climbed to at least 23 on Thursday morning, while hundreds were still missing as the blazes continued to scorch California's wine country as weather conditions were forecast to take a turn for the worse, according to The Guardian. “Now the winds are going back up and the humidity is going back down,” said Heather Williams, a spokeswoman for Cal Fire, the state agency responsible for fire protection. “We’re still not out of the woods. It’s a very serious situation.” High-speed winds were behind why the fires accelerated so quickly starting on Sunday night and are once again predicted to pick up again on Thursday morning and...
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News video: What you need to know about the California wildfires

What you need to know about the California wildfires 01:03

The most recent wildfires to strike Northern California started October 8, 2017. Authorities have issued a state of emergency as the situation worsens. The number of fires grew from 17 to 22 on Wednesday, and the death toll has reached 21 with more expected. About 170,000 acres have been consumed by...

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