Sixteen dead in US wildfires as officials say toll could rise

Fresno (United States) (AFP) - US officials warned Friday of potential "mass" fatalities as more than 20,000 firefighters from across the country battled sprawling deadly wildfires up and down the West Coast.A prediction of cooler weather offered some hope of respite in coming days, but the true scale of the destruction from dozens of massive blazes in California, Oregon and Washington states remained hard to gauge.There were 16 deaths confirmed this week, with wide stretches of land still cut off by flames."We're preparing for a mass fatality incident based on what we know and the number of s...


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