Death Toll From California Wildfires Rises

At least twenty-four people are dead and many others missing as wildfires continue to ravage California. More than 3.2 million acres have now burned.

President Donald Trump visited Sacramento on Monday amid the devastation. The president honored members of the National Guard for their heroism in rescuing hundreds of people from the Creek Fire in Fresno.

The trip was somewhat overshadowed by comments Trump made rejecting climate science and insisting the globe would soon begin to cool. While experts have pointed to extreme temperatures as the primary cause of the West Coast's wildfires, Trump placed the blame on forest management and exploding trees.

There are 28 major wildfires burning in the Golden State right now, with more in Oregon and Washington.  

Read the latest on California’s wildfires at the Sacramento Bee.


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