66 dead and 631 missing: the numbers of fires in California, a week after

Are eight dead bodies more on the California wildfires that have already add up to 59 dead Raquel del Rosario evacuated from his home in Malibu because of t

66 dead and 631 missing: the numbers of fires in California, a week after

Are eight dead bodies more on the California wildfires that have already add up to 59 dead

Raquel del Rosario evacuated from his home in Malibu because of the fires in California

A week after the show the two giant fires that are still active in northern and southern California (USA) have been found already 66 bodies and folded the disappeared to 631, while the firefighters have managed to gain some ground on the flames in the last few hours.

The county of Butte, in the north of the state, where burns the fire baptized as "Camp Fire", with 63 fatalities -seven new this Thursday - is already the deadliest in the history of california, updated this night the list of missing people to reach the 631. Are more than double that appeared in the morning, and almost five times more than on Wednesday.

The other three deaths occurred in the other great fire that is burning in the southern part of the state, near Los Angeles, and where the authorities have not informed that there is no person without a locate.

most of The missing resides in the town of Paradise, 26,000 inhabitants and was completely engulfed by the flames. The town is located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in the us, with a dry and sunny climate that in the last half century, has attracted many retirees, which has made that the population is triplicase in fifty years. Most of the people who appear in the list of missing persons has more than 60 years.

The firefighters, for their part, were able to move during the last hours to contain the flames in a 40%, after a couple of days in which the efforts had been almost stagnant because of the unfavorable weather conditions.

according To the most recent calculations, the "Camp Fire" has burned a total of 10.321 buildings (8.650 of them in private households) and has leveled 56.655 hectares.

The governor of California, Jerry Brown, and secretary of Inland american, Ryan Zinke, visited this Wednesday the affected area and promised to help federal and state government to help in the task of recovery.

The effects of the fire reached the area of the Bay of San Francisco, about 7 million people and 280 kilometers away from the fire, where since last Thursday remains activated an alert for poor air quality because of the smoke.

The District Management of Air Quality in the area qualifies the situation as "very bad for the health" and recommended that the neighbors avoid going out to the street to the extent possible and, when they have to, wearing masks for protection, a situation that is expected to remain until next week.

The small particles contained in the smoke can accumulate in the lungs and irritate the respiratory system, so that, although the alert is extended to all of the population groups such as children, older people and those who suffer from respiratory diseases or heart are those that present the greatest risk.

The three state universities of the area, the San Francisco, San Jose and the East Bay have suspended the classes and will remain closed for the rest of the week.

Simultaneously to the "Camp Fire", the fire of the south, which has been baptized as "Woolsey Fire" and burns also since last Thursday, very close to Los Angeles, has claimed three fatalities, has burned 39.800 acres, and firefighters have managed to contain it in a 57%.

Despite the fact that the origin of both fires remains unknown and the authorities have open investigations, some of those affected by the conflagration in the north have filed a lawsuit against the largest company supplying gas and electricity in the state, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E).

PG&E revealed last week that regulators detected a "problem" in a high-voltage line close to the area where they declared the fire only a few minutes before calling the flames.

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Updated Date: 16 November 2018, 08:00

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