At Least 31 People Dead, Hundreds Missing Amid Raging Northern Calif. Wildfires

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As reported by One America News Network.

Firefighters put out a hot spot from a wildfire Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, near Calistoga, Calif. Communities in wildfire-prone Northern California have an array of emergency systems designed to alert residents of danger: text messages, phone calls, emails and tweets. But after days of raging blazes left at least 23 dead, authorities said those methods will be assessed after some residents complained those warnings never got through. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

October 13, 2017
OAN Newsroom

Firefighters and first responders continue to battle deadly wildfires across northern California.

Since Sunday, the fires have claimed more than 300-square-miles, which is as large as New York City.

Officials say the flames may have been sparked by downed power lines, but the investigation into the cause of the blazes remain on-going.

Recovery teams are searching for bodies in areas devastated by the wildfires.

Sonoma County Sheriff Robert Giordano says officials are investigating missing person reports, and recovery teams have started searching for bodies.

“As of this morning we have 900 missing persons reports,” announced Sheriff Giordano. “We have found 437 of them safe.”

The sheriff also warned identification may be difficult, and could take some time.

He went on to say at least 14-people have been killed in the county.

A spokesman for the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the blaze in Sonoma County is about 10% contained.

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