Melissa reported yesterday that there are wildfires in northern and southern California. Today, we bring you further updates. The wildfires that have been destroying huge areas of land all over California have now killed at least 17 people. Several fires started at night, which surprised those who were already asleep. The number of buildings that have been destroyed in the area have also risen to 2,000.
There will be an added challenge today as winds are expected to be stronger. The fires have burned over 122,000 acres in California. The biggest fires are currently in the northern region and at least 180 people are now reported missing. Firefighters continue trying to stop the fires from spreading. We will continue to provide updates.