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10 Dead, 16 Missing in Northern California Wildfire

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The wildfire in Butte County which broke out in the Sierra National Forest in the centre of the State is said to have claimed 10 lives, and destroyed about 2000 homes and other buildings. It has been rated as the State’s deadliest wildfire this year.

The week-old fire fed by drought-sapped vegetation amid warming temperature attributed to climate change, have spread at an alarming rate, giving people less time to run to safety.

Sherriff Captain Derek Bell in his statement said more bodies could be found as his crew manage to make their way into devastated areas. However, air quality throughout the region remains unhealthy, with conditions in the Sacramento region rated very unhealthy for sensitive group.

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