Wildfires devastate US West Coast, at least eight dead

Clovis (United States) (AFP) – Wildfires raged Thursday up and down the US West Coast, whipping through towns in three states and prompting widespread evacuations as officials warn the death toll could shoot up in the coming days.At least eight people have been confirmed dead in the past 24 hours across California, Oregon and Washington, but officials say some areas are still impossible to reach, meaning the number is likely to rise.In Butte County, California, where three people have been killed, firefighters battled the flames through the night, after a day of apocalyptic orange skies over t…

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