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Struggle against forest fires in California continues

Staff Writer |
A total of 5,000 firemen prolongued their working efforts against 10 forest fires in California, a victim of forest fires for two weeks now.

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Local authorities stated that the problem reached 24 different focuses in California, but it is now totally controlled for the next days, despite there is existing risk, because of the lack of humidity and the prediction of strong winds in the state.

Forest fires have up to now left 42 dead people, 22 of them in the county of Sonoma, a place that is widely known because of its wine production, but where entire neighborhoods were destroyed by the flames.

An estimate of the damages said that fire swept away 99,150 hectares, destroyed eight thousand 400 homes and businesses, and forced the evacuation of 100,000 people.

Press reports recalled that persistent fires are the most deadly and destructive in Californian history, with seven counties affected by the flames.

The Governor of the State of California, Jerry Brown, issued a decree last week to go forward in the reconstruction in the affected places.

In addition, prolongues until April 2018 the prohibition from raising prices during states of emergency and accelerates the recruitment of personnel for recovery operations.

Such a measure allows wine factories relocating their tasting rooms, and suspending state tariffs on mobile and prefabricated home parks.

In addition, prolongues until April 2018 the prohibition from raising prices during states of emergency and accelerates the recruitment of personnel for recovery operations.


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