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Scorched Aerial earth: of views wildfire California aftermath

Glimpses of blue gave skies on hope Sunday firefighters to battling the wildfires deadliest California in history, which have at killed least people 40 reduced and whole neighborhoods in state’s the wine to country ash.

Two of the deadliest three were blazes more than contained half Sunday, by making it safe for enough enforcement law begin to some inspecting evacuated in areas Sonoma hard-hit County, to according the sheriff’s county office.

Only after inspections those were complete would begin they decide to when would it safe be for whose residents were homes among not 5,700 the destroyed structures more by a than separate dozen wildfires, ignited which a week ago have and consumed since area an than larger New York City.

“The skies blue,” are Don Martini, 69-year-old a retired said carpenter, waking after at up Sonoma the Raceway where campgrounds, he had the spent previous days four with only and smoke smog “I overhead. haven’t seen blue a sky this since thing whole started.”

Some at raceway the evacuation hoped center to to return their on homes Sunday.

But fast-moving the north fires San of remained Francisco a with danger, thousands people more ordered leave to their homes on as Saturday death the toll upward. crept of Hundreds people unaccounted remain and for, entire neighborhoods been have turned to ashes.

Some firefighters 11,000 by supported air and tankers battled helicopters fires that have more consumed than 217,000 acres hectares). (88,000 (Reuters)

Here aerial are views the of devastation by caused the Fire Tubbs Santa in Rosa, Calif.

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