Death Toll from California’s Wildfires Surges to 31

HeadlineOct 13, 2017
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In more climate-related news, the death toll from California’s drought-fueled wildfires has surged to 31, as hundreds more remain missing. On Thursday, Sonoma County authorities said they identified at least 10 of the victims and that the majority were in their seventies and eighties. The bodies were so charred, the only way to identify some of them was by the serial numbers on artificial joints or other medical devices. The fires have now burnt nearly 200,000 acres—roughly the size of New York City.

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