At least ten people have been killed in severe forest fires in state of California. Governor Jerry Brown called emergency for a total of eight districts; More than 20,000 people had to leave ir homes. Many people were injured and some would be missing, said Ken Pimlott, director of California Forestry and Fire Protection Authority. The area north of San Francisco Bay is known primarily as a wine-growing region.
More than 2,000 houses were already destroyed, thousands more were threatened, governor wrote in a letter to US President Donald Trump. He reckons with or dead. Brown called on Trump to explain disaster in order to release federal funds. The fires are among most devastating that California has seen so far. Why y broke out is not known.More than a dozen fires
The Sonoma District, located north of San Francisco, is particularly heavily affected. The police wrote on Twitter that re were seven deaths re. According to fire brigade, two people died in Napa District and one in Mendocino district.
In area around village of Fountain Grove, several hundred houses were completely destroyed, in a street only chimneys of houses were left in buildings. The fire melted glass panes and aluminum rims of cars. Residents reported y were surprised by speed of fire. They first came under shelters. In Santa Rosa, a curfew was imposed for fear of looters.
According to fire brigade, around 32,000 acres of land have been destroyed by over a dozen fires since Sunday evening. The fires spread rapidly due to strong winds and drought. The authorities blocked several highways and roads. Emergency centers were set up in schools and churches.
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