12 Oct '17, 2pm

California Wildfires: Death Toll Rises to 23, 'Worst Air Quality Ever Recorded' in Bay Area

Firefighters continue to battle the unprecedented wildfires ravaging Northern California . As of Wednesday , the fast-moving blazes—aided by high winds and low humidity—have burned nearly 170,000 acres and destroyed at least 3,500 homes and commercial structures since the outbreak started Sunday. The confirmed death toll has risen to 23, with 285 reported missing. Thousands have been forced to flee due to mandatory evacuations . A forecast of of high winds on Thursday could deteriorate conditions. "We're not going to be out of the woods for a great many days to come," Cal Fire director Ken Pimlott said at a news conference yesterday. California's drought -busting rains from last winter led to "explosive vegetation," as Pimlott said, and a hot and dry summer left the brush and other vegetation tinder-dry, stoking the flames. While the cause of the infernos has yet to be det...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/california-wildfires-air-2495879...

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