West Coast in Flames!

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West Coast in Flames!

Avery Malone & Dani Healy, Contributors

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A fiery disaster hit California yet again. California is known for being prone to forest fires due to the dry air.  Over the past weeks, a large forest fire spread in between  Santa Rosa and Napa Valley, California’s famous wine area.

A CNN article written on October 13, 2017 said, “At least 33 deaths have occurred and 5,700 businesses and houses have been destroyed. Due to the strong, dry winds, the forest fire spread fast without giving out for hours”  According to the New York Times, California’s average cost for forest fire expenses has increased by more than $700 million from 1995, and insured losses have topped 1 billion dollars in property damage. An estimated 217,000 acres of land had been burned by Sunday night, Oct. 22. More than 20,000 people abandoned their homes in order to stay safe from the fires.It is rumored that the forest fires were started by a malfunctioning electrical cord, made by San Diego Gas & Electric. California’s records show  this to be one of the biggest forest fires they’ve ever had.

Surely, this will not be the last forest fire California will see, but for now, they’re just working to fix up homes and businesses, while the people of Napa and Santa Rosa return to their flamed communities.

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