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High Wind and Dry Air Threatens to Revive Deadly California Wildfires

  • Fire protection chief of California, Ken Pimlott, warned that strengthening winds (blowing at 55 mph or 90 mph) and dry air (only 10 per cent humidity) can worsen the devastating wildfires over the weekend. With 5,700 houses destroyed, 90,000 people evacuated, and 35 people dead, the current wildfire is considered as the most lethal wildfire outbreak in the history of Northern California. Firefighters are currently fighting seventeen separate major blazes that have scorched around 222,000 acres of dry bush, trees, and grasslands throughout eight counties in wine country of California. A trade group has reportedly said that at least thirteen Napa Valley wineries are destroyed by the raging wildfires.

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