California In Flames: 31 Dead and Hundreds Still Missing

At least 31 people are dead and hundreds still missing as California wildfires rage through the west coast.

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The deadliest wildfires to strike the state of California continue to consume the state. It is being said that these are the deadliest spate of wildfires to strike the state in over 80 years, and it’s not over yet. People are being driven from their homes, the air is mostly smoke, and the death toll is rising.

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection officials have said close to 190,000 acres had been scorched across the state as of Thursday afternoon. High winds and dry conditions are spreading the fires with frightening speed. The county suffering from the most damage is Sonoma County. This area is north of San Francisco and has 17 confirmed deaths and over 400 reported missing. In another city, Santa Rosa, nearly 3,000 homes destroyed.