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Fire-fuelling weather to persist in California


Weather conditions fuelling large wildfires in northern California that have killed at least 23 people will not let up for days and fire officials warned yesterday that the emergency will get worse before it gets better, NBC reports.

Firefighters in California are battling 22 large fires, which have burned more than 170,000 acres since Sunday and destroyed an estimated 3,500 structures. However, the focus is on two large fire complexes burning in Sonoma and Napa counties.

Citing worsening fire conditions, authorities expanded a mandatory evacuation order yesterday afternoon to include the entire town of Calistoga in Napa County.

Travellers in the affected areas are advised to monitor local media for updates and to follow advice issued by the local authorities.
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