The 41 confirmed fatalities make the fires California’s deadliest on record, surpassing the 29 deaths from the Griffith Park fire of 1933 in Los Angeles.
At least 40 people have died and 5,700 structures destroyed in over a dozen wildfires burning in northern California for a week. The fires have consumed an area larger than New York City, while the city of Santa Rosa lost entire neighbourhoods.
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