California wildfires: Fear of further damage and huge fires

In the US, California firefighters face a possible further spread of several huge fires and more damage as winds strengthen. A lull on Saturday allowed some containment of the blazes, in the north and south of the state, but officials warned residents to stay away as they could again spread very rapidly.

A search for bodies continues in the devastated northern town of Paradise, where 23 people are known to have died.  Two more people were killed in the southern fire, near Malibu.

An estimated 2.5 lakh people have been forced to flee their homes to avoid three major blazes in the state. California Governor Jerry Brown asked US President Donald Trump to declare a major disaster to boost the emergency response and help recovery efforts.

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