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California wildfires have killed 21 people: official
October 11, 2017 / 7:00 PM / a month ago

California wildfires have killed 21 people: official

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Wildfires burning throughout California have killed 21 people, Ken Pimlott, director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, said at a news conference on Wednesday.

Firefighters work to put out hot spots on a fast moving wind driven wildfire in Orange, California, U.S., October 9, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake

The fatalities total was an increase from a tally of 17 deaths released earlier in the day.

Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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