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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