Edition: India  
 
> >

California wildfires: fears for missing mount as death toll climbs

Duration: 01:10s - Published: < > Embed
News video: California wildfires: fears for missing mount as death toll climbsAt least 31 people are now confirmed dead in the wildfires sweeping northern California. Officials say progress in battling the blazes is being made, but fears are high the death toll could surge. Hundreds of people are still missing. In the town Calistoga, immediately in the line of fire, the mayor warned residents on Thursday that anyone refusing to evacuate would be left to fend for themselves. “This is a mandatory evacuation. Your presence in Calistoga is not welcome if you are not a first responder. Your choice to stay, and there have been very few of them, is a distraction to our first responders. You will not be given life safety support at this point. You are on your own,” Calistoga’s Mayor, Chris Canning said. Around 8,000 firefighters are now battling more than 20 blazes in California’s famous wine country, the deadliest in the state since 1933. Fanned by strong winds some 3500 homes and businesses have been destroyed by flames since Sunday. The cause of the fires is still under investigation.

0
shares
Share on
Facebook
Share on
Twitter
Post on 
Reddit
Share by
Email
 

Recent related news

California wildfires rage with record death toll expected to rise

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fire officials reported further headway on Friday against devastating...
Reuters India - WorldAlso reported by •All India RadioZee News


Death toll in California wildfires rises to 42

In the US, death toll from California's wildfires has risen to 42, as rescuers found another body....
All India Radio - WorldAlso reported by •Zee News


Thousands more evacuated from 'unwieldy beast' California fires

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Thousands more Californians evacuated their homes on Saturday as...
Reuters India - Front Page

Trailers could house those displaced by fires in California wine country

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Residents of Northern California's wine country left homeless by the state's...
Reuters India - World


You Might Like

Environmentally friendly: newsR is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2017 newsR / One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Disclaimer  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter