California wildfires: 23 dead as winds threaten to worsen out-of-control blaze

Unprecedented wildfires raging in California’s wine country leave enormous devastation as fire agency says situation still ‘very serious’

The death toll has climbed to 23 as wildfires continue to blaze almost completely out of control in California’s wine country and firefighters expect weather conditions to take a turn for the worse.

“Now the winds are going back up and the humidity is going back down,” said Heather Williams, a spokeswoman for Cal Fire, the state agency responsible for fire protection. “We’re still not out of the woods. It’s a very serious situation.”

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Author: POLITICO

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