Authorities in northern California have ordered the evacuation of almost 200,000 people over fears that a dam’s supporting structure could collapse and unleash torrential waters.
More than 230,000 people have been evacuated and thousands of buildings are in danger of collapsing. 80,000 acres of land have been destroyed. It's the second time in two months California has been hit by wildfires.
For the second time in two months, wind-driven fires are tearing through California communities. So far, rows of homes and a psychiatric hospital lie in ruins and tens of thousands of people have fled for their lives.
At least 17 people have died and around 2,000 homes and businesses have been destroyed as devastating wildfires sweep through California's wine country. Over 25,000 people have been forced to evacuate their homes.
Wildfires in California have left at least 40 people dead and hundreds missing in the US state with 100,000 people evacuated as the fires burned for a sixth day. Most of the fires are in the northern part of the state.
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