Dead in devastating fires sweeping California and declaring a state of emergency
09:37 - 10/10/2017
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CAIRO (Reuters) - California has declared a state of emergency in three provinces hit by devastating fires, while police said 10 people were killed in the latest toll.
"The Sheriff's Office confirms that there are seven fire-related deaths in Sonoma province, and we offer condolences to their families and friends," the news agency AFP quoted the police chief of Sonoma County, north of San Francisco Bay, as saying on Twitter.
"The emergency ordered by Governor Jerry Brown to impose it included the provinces of Napa, Sonoma and Yuba, north of San Francisco Bay."
"The area north of San Francisco Bay is experiencing strong winds of up to 80 km / h, resulting in the outbreak of many wildfires. As we speak there are more than 14," said Ken Bimlott, head of the State Forestry and Fire Prevention Commission at a press conference. A huge fire in eight provinces. "
According to California's fire department, about 30,000 hectares of green land in the north of the state and at least 1,500 homes and commercial buildings were consumed by the flames. Ending / 25 z