California Wildfires, October 2017
16 Oct 2017
Fire crews are making progress in their fight against deadly fires that have raged in northern California for over a week. Originally 17 wildfires, mostly concentrated in Napa and Sonoma counties, is now 14. 11,000 firefighters have worked night and day to knock down the fires that have burned 200,000 acres, destroyed 5,700 structures and killed over 40 people. While more than 40,000 residents remain under evacuation, some are being allowed to repopulate areas no longer under threat.
Unfortunately, weather conditions are not helping the battle, with high temperatures and low humidity continuing into the beginning of the week.
The 2017 fire season in the Western United States has been devastating, with over 8 million acres burned in at least four states.
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