Forty dead, neighborhoods burned to ash in California fires

Forty dead, neighborhoods burned to ash in California firesBy Heather Somerville SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) – Dry, warm gusts of wind are forecast for Sunday as firefighters continue to grapple with the deadliest blazes in California’s history, which have killed at least 40 people and reduced entire neighborhoods to ash. More than 10,000 firefighters supported by air tankers and helicopters battled 16 major wildfires in areas north of San Francisco that have consumed some 214,000 acres (86,000 hectares), or roughly 334 square miles (865 sq km) – an area larger than New York City. Arid winds would eventually die down on Sunday afternoon, the National Weather Service said, but no rain was forecast to fall on the fires till Wednesday.



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