Fires in California: the death toll has exceeded three dozen

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Large-scale forest fires in California have killed at least 31 people and damaged thousands of homes, businesses and other buildings. The fires as the deadliest in state history. It is reported by ABC News with reference to the statement of local officials.

The report notes that as of Thursday morning, October 12, firefighters continue to struggle with 22 pockets of forest fires in various parts of California.

According to the California Department of forestry and fire protection, the flames charred about 770 square kilometers) of land, damaged or destroyed at least 3,500 buildings. The reasons of fires are established.

For fire fighting involved 8 thousand firefighters. California Governor Jerry brown declared a state of emergency in the counties of NAPA, SONOMA and Yuba in Northern California.

According to chief Sheriff in SONOMA County from about 1,000 reports of missing persons, which were filed since the beginning of the fires, about 600 people were found in shelters. Officials said that some of the messages missing can be duplicated.

Monday, October 9, the California swept a wave of fire fanned by strong winds, resulting in was evacuated about 20 thousand people.

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