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California wildfire outbreak kills at least 11, among most deadly in state history

10 October 2017 10:24
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California wildfire outbreak kills at least 11, among most deadly in state history

Dry conditions and gusting winds fueled a deadly outbreak of wildfires in California that quickly exploded through thousands of acres of forest and residential neighborhoods, killing at least 11, injuring over 100 and destroying some 1,500 structures while scorching nearly 100,000 acres of land.

It is already among the deadliest wildfire outbreaks in the state's history, and officials have said the death toll may go up as responders reach more areas that have been struck by the out-of-control blazes.

The so-called Tubbs fire claimed seven lives in Sonoma County, officials said, making it one of the most devastating natural disasters in the county's history.

Also read: Winds whip new terror into California wildfires as death toll rises to 23

Source: abcnews.go.com

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