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the death toll rose to four

In the US state of California, rescuers found two more bodies in an area engulfed by wildfire – the number of victims of a large-scale disaster has increased to four people.

This is reported Reuters with reference to local authorities, Ukrinform reports.

“Two bodies were found in houses along a highway passing through a fire zone in Klamath National Park about 300 miles (over 480 km) north of San Francisco,” the report says.

The identity of the victims is currently being established.

A fire broke out in northern California on Friday. The fire spread rapidly, destroying 22.6 thousand hectares. It is believed that drought led to such large-scale consequences, and gusty winds contributed to the spread of fire.

According to the latest data, about 4.5 thousand local residents received an order to evacuate, about 100 buildings were destroyed by fire.

Read also: Wildfire evacuation under way in western Canada

As Ukrinform reported, the first two victims of a large-scale fire in California were found on Sunday. Their bodies were found inside a burned-out car. People, obviously, were trying to get away from the elements to a safe place.

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