On Monday, California (USA), a wave of fires, fanned by strong winds, killing at least ten people, destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses, and evacuated about 20 thousand people. About it reports Reuters, citing local officials.

It is reported that this is the first deaths related to the fires in California this year. It is believed that it is the biggest loss from a single incident in the state over the last ten years.

Governor Jerry brown declared a state of emergency in the counties of NAPA, SONOMA, Yuba and orange, covering some of the major wine regions of the state, as the fires raging without stopping and fill the region with thick smoke.

According to chief Sheriff, most of the victims in SONOMA County, there were seven fatalities associated with fires. According to the California Department of forestry and fire protection, the other two died in NAPA County and one in Mendocino County. Local TV reports that one of the victims was an elderly blind woman, which was discovered on a footpath near her home.

See also: California’s population is evacuated due to forest fires: video

Forest fires in California, killing 10, evacuated 20 thousand 10.10.2017

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