California Fires Lay Waste to 140,000 Acres and Rage On
The New York Times Article (Thomas Fuller, Richard Pérez-Peña and Jonah Engel Bromwich)
Media Pictured: Northern California is being hit by ferocious wildfires, leading to more than a dozen deaths and some 20,000 evacuees. By Robin Lindsay and Sarah Stein Kerr on Publish Date October 9, 2017. Photo by Jim Wilson/The New York Times. For Full video, visit Times Video on The New York Times.
21 people confirmed dead, several hundred injured, and several thousand buildings affected in deadly Napa and Sonoma fires that have burned through 70,000 acres–without regard to several smaller fires–in just a matter of days. As wind speeds decrease, fire-fighting officials are not optimistic and continue to urge evacuations. Over 20,000 individuals have already fled their homes and communities, leaving behind everything, with some also criticizing poor notice from emergency alert services. Exact causes of the fires are still being investigated.
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