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    California Wildfires: Deadly and Devastating

    The California Wildfires began on Nov. 8th in the Sierra Nevada Foothills in Northern California. An updated article from The Washington Post reported that the fire killed 85 people, destroyed 14,000 residences and charred an area the size of Chicago. However, authorities expect the death toll to continue to rise; currently, 249 people are still unaccounted for. Crews are still sifting through the ash of what used to be buildings, searching for remains. While the rain did help to abate the fire, according to CNN, local authorities say the rain causes a whole host of problems, ranging from floods to mudslides to debris. The running debris and floodwater can be…