California fires: 31 killed

Vastavam web: The wild fire which was broken on Sunday in the forests of California has not yet brought under control and its spreading to the new areas. So far as many as 31 were killed and thousands of people became homeless.More than 2,800 residences in Santa Rosa, California, have been destroyed by wildfires, Mayor Chris Coursey told reporters on Thursday.

 Wildfires have burned more than 191,000 acres throughout the state. The largest fires were in Northern California’s Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino counties, littering the landscape with charred rubble and clouds of smoke.  Of the 31 people who have died since Sunday night, 17 were killed in Sonoma County, officials said. At least four people have died in Yuba County as a result of the Northern California wildfires, county spokesman Russ Brown said. Eight people have died in Mendocino County and two people from Napa County have been killed. Almost 8,000 firefighters are trying to contain the blazes, officials said Thursday. They’re using 820 fire trucks at least 170 from out of state — 73 helicopters and more than 30 planes.