Death toll rises as blazes continue in California

California’s governor, Jerry Brown said California Wildfires are “one of the greatest tragedies” the state had ever faced.

40 people have died and hundreds are still missing in California after six days of wildfires that have devastated swathes of countryside and destroyed thousands of homes.

More than 10,000 firefighters are battling 16 remaining blazes.One of the worst-affected areas is the city of Santa Rosa, in the Sonoma wine region, where 3,000 people were evacuated on Saturday.

It is the most lethal outbreak of wildfires in the state’s history. More than 100,000 people have been displaced. and whole neighbourhoods have been reduced to ash.

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