Oct 13, 2017
There are now over 31 people known dead in the 16 California wildfires that continue to burn unchecked. Hundreds of other people are listed as missing and over 50,000 people have had to evacuate their homes. More evacuations are being ordered and over 3,500 structures had been destroyed by the raging infernos. Despite the deployment of helicopters and aircraft along with thousands of firefighters the sheer size of the fires that now cover over 170,000 acres makes it very difficult to make in headway in even containing the fires. This disaster is well on its way to becoming the worst wildfire in U.S. history.