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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Catholic schools among casualties of California wildfires | America Magazine

October is always a bad month in the fire season in northern California, but this year’s fires are already some of the worst in state history. California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency and California National Guard units are joining firefighters from around the state battling to contain the flames. Cal Fire, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, issued an update on Oct. 11 that said at least 21 distinct fires were burning in the area. The death toll has risen to 23, and more than 191,000 acres have been scorched and 3,500 structures burned. The toll may go higher. The AP reports that over 100 people in Sonoma County alone remain missing, and with the various fires still not contained the final count of property damage and casualty toll will be even more devastating.


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Over here our woodland - save for conifer plantations - is incombustible. As boys we used to have campfires in the woods. You canna burn them, Captain.

Posted by: dearieme | Oct 13, 2017 4:09:21 AM