All 28 active wildfires in the state of California, on the west coast of the United States, already show a balance of 12 deaths, as confirmed by local authorities.
In addition, a dozen other people remain missing in the North Complex area of Butte County, where an active fire is moving toward Oroville.
At least three people have died as a result of the forest fire recorded in this area, whose flames have grown to an area of 230,000 acres in a 24-hour period in the Plumas National Forest.
As reported by the newspaper ‘Los Angeles Times’, fires have already devastated more than 252,000 acres and they have forced some 20,000 residents of Butte, Plumas and Yuba counties from their homes.
The spokesman for the California Firefighters, Daniel Berlant, has specified that the dry vegetation has caused the fires, which he has described as “explosive.”
The North Complex fire, the 10th largest in the history of the state of California, according to the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, is one of 28 active wildfires in the state of California, in addition to those registered in Oregon and in Washington.