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Have You Been Affected by the California Wildfires? We Want to Hear From You.

Mother Jones

A couple search through the ashes of their burned home in Paradise, California.Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images California's recent wildfires have been the deadliest in the state's history. In northern California's Butte County, at least 79 people have been killed in the Camp Fire, while nearly a thousand people remain missing. Authorities are still working to contain the flames, which have already devastated more than 150,000 acres of land and wiped out most of the town of Paradise. In southern California, the Woolsey Fire has claimed three lives and forced many residents to evacuate their homes. Though both fires should be contained by the end of November, according to authorities, it will likely take far longer for the victims to fully recover.


California wildfires fueled by hot, dry weather

FOX News

Buildings and wineries continue burning in Napa and Sonoma counties; Matt Finn reports from Deer Park. Fires in Northern California killed three people, destroyed homes, and prompted thousands to evacuate in a state already impacted by wildfires in recent months. Shasta County Sheriff Eric Magrini said three people died as a result of the Zogg Fire, which spread over 23 square miles by Monday and saw more than 1,200 people evacuated in Shasta County. The fast-moving Glass Fire in Napa County also erupted on Sunday, with the cause for both fires under investigation. Follow below for the latest updates on the wildfires.


Braving the flames of raging US wildfires in California

BBC News

Fire crews in California are struggling to contain a wildfire that has destroyed 18 homes and threatens hundreds of others in mountains north of Los Angeles. Strong winds have fanned the flames and blown smoke and ash across more than 22,000 acres.


Sweden wildfires: Worst drought in 74 years

Al Jazeera

Dozens of wildfires are raging across Sweden, which is going through its worst drought in 74 years. The wildfires broke out after months of high temperatures. The Swedish prime minister says all resources are being mobilised to prevent a greater disaster and Sweden has asked for help from other nations.


Massachusetts Woman Sees Son Fighting California Wildfires

U.S. News

Mrs. Blanchard said her son has been fighting wildfires for 20 years, first getting the opportunity while working at the Department of Environmental Protection in Connecticut. He became a hotshot - the most highly trained, skilled and experienced type of firefighters, who work on the hottest part of wildfires -- at first part time and then full time with the U.S. Forest Service. He is based in Flagstaff, Arizona, where he is captain of an engine company, and he travels to wildfires across the country.