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Firefighters ‘turn a corner’ but deadly California wildfires continue

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The ruins of houses are seen near Fountaingrove Parkway in Santa Rosa. Photograph: David McNew/Getty Images

40 confirmed dead and at least 5,700 homes and businesses destroyed

October 15, 2017 — With winds dying down, fire officials said on Sunday they had apparently “turned a corner” against wildfires that have devastated California wine country and other parts of the state over the past week. Thousands got the all-clear to return home. Continue reading Firefighters ‘turn a corner’ but deadly California wildfires continue

California wildfires: 29 dead as winds threaten to worsen out-of-control blaze

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Firefighters fight a blaze in Anaheim Hills, in southern California. Around 8,000 firefighters are working across the state. Photograph: Palle/Zuma Wire/Rex/Shutterstock

Unprecedented wildfires raging in California’s wine country leave enormous devastation as fire agency says situation still ‘very serious’

October 12, 2017 — The death toll climbed to 29 on Thursday as wildfires continue to blaze almost completely out of control in California’s wine country and firefighters expect weather conditions to take a turn for the worse. Continue reading California wildfires: 29 dead as winds threaten to worsen out-of-control blaze

California wildfires: 21 dead as winds threaten to worsen out-of-control blaze

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Fires burn near vineyards in Napa County late Tuesday evening. ‘We’re still not out of the woods, it’s a very serious situation.’ Photograph: Palle/Zuma Wire/Rex/Shutterstock

Unprecedented fires raging in California’s wine country leave ‘enormous devastation’ with foreboding weather conditions expected

October 11, 2017 — The death toll has climbed to 21 as wildfires continue to blaze almost completely out of control in California’s wine country, and firefighters expect weather conditions to take a turn for the worse. Continue reading California wildfires: 21 dead as winds threaten to worsen out-of-control blaze

Thousands flee California fires, state of emergency in British Columbia

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A helicopter drops water on an 80 acre spot fire that broke out in Butte County, California on July 10, 2017. More than a dozen wildfires were raging across California July 10, 2017, forcing thousands of residents of the most populous US state to flee their homes. / AFP PHOTO / JOSH EDELSON

Wildfires rage in California and in British Columbia due to searing temperatures and high winds

LOS ANGELES, USA (Jul. 12, 2017) — More than a dozen wildfires were raging across California on Monday, July 10, forcing thousands of residents of the most populous US state to flee their homes. Continue reading Thousands flee California fires, state of emergency in British Columbia