Oct 16, 2017
With at least 40 people dead, hundreds missing, and thousands of homes and businesses destroyed, the wildfires in California are now officially the worst in the state’s history. Some are still burning out of control despite the valiant effort of over 10,000 firefighters supported by air tankers and helicopters. The high winds that have kept the 16 fires spreading over 214,000 acres have finally started to taper off, but no rain is in the forecast until at least Wednesday. Thousands of people continue to be under mandatory evacuation orders as the threat of new fires springing up continues to grow.