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California wildfires: 23 dead as winds threaten to worsen out-of-control blaze

Unprecedented wildfires raging in California’s wine country leave enormous devastation as fire agency says situation still ‘very serious’ Wildfire death toll rises as evacuees return to a wastelandThe death toll has climbed to 23 as wildfires continue to blaze almost completely out of control in California’s wine country and firefighters expect weather conditions to take a turn for the worse.“Now the winds are going back up and the humidity is going back down,” said Heather Williams, a spokeswoman for Cal Fire, the state agency responsible for fire protection. “We’re still...

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Published By: theguardian.com - Thursday, 12 October