Death Toll Mounts as Wildfires Rage Across California

Death Toll Mounts as Wildfires Rage Across California

‘We’ve had 17 fires before, but these are impacting communities — and they’re large fires, not small.’

(TNS) — The death toll from the state’s wildfires continued to mount Sunday, with eight fatalities now reported from blazes burning in Shasta County and near Yosemite National Park.

In Mariposa County, where firefighters have spent weeks battling the Ferguson fire, officials reported that a firefighter based at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks died after being struck by a falling tree. Meanwhile, crews attacking the Carr fire in and around Redding said they had located another body — the fourth civilian to perish in that blaze — and reported that hundreds more structures were destroyed.

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