(Update) Evacuations expanded; Rain meant more brush, grass that’s now dried out-add wind and now it’s a perfect storm & no end in sight…California fires: 23 killed, hundreds missing & about 3,500 structures have been destroyed as flames spread(Video)…2017’s Wildfire Season Could Be The Worst In History And The Cost Is Astounding(Video)…Reduced to ashes: Shocking aerial images capture the devastation wrought by California wildfires

Whole towns burning to the ground..

California fires: 23 killed, hundreds missing & about 3,500 structures have been destroyed as flames spread(Video)…2017’s Wildfire Season Could Be The Worst In History And The Cost Is Astounding(Video)…Reduced to ashes: Shocking aerial images capture the devastation wrought by California wildfires

Firefighters worked tirelessly to battle fast-spreading flames in Northern California’s wine country as the return of dangerous winds threatened to worsen the blazes that have killed 23 people.

At least 285 people remain missing as the wildfires wiped out communities and scorched 170,000 acres. About 3,500 structures have been destroyed.

Sleep-deprived, soot-covered firefighters are working to contain the wildfires, even as some of their own homes have been devastated.

 “This is not easy for anybody. We have firefighters who’ve either lost their homes or who have family members who have lost their homes,” said Jonathan Cox, battalion chief of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection….

 

Record-breaking wildfires, hurricanes and heatwaves cost the United States billions each year.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/wildfires-ravage-northern-california_us_59dd396ae4b0edc9b94ec6a8?section=us_video


 

 

  • Fires across California have killed 23 people in the north and forced 20,000 people to evacuate their homes
  • New photos show the apocalyptic destruction in the area, where ash snows down on devastated communities
  • Around 285 people are still unaccounted for and some 3,500 buildings have been destroyed by the blazes
  • A series of fires that flared up north of San Francisco on Sunday are among the deadliest in the state’s history
  • In Southern California, most evacuation orders were lifted after a fire destroyed 14 buildings, mostly homes …

 

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