Search on for Survivors as Wildfires Torch Millions of Acres, Trump to Visit California

BY REUTERS

Crews were to resume searching for the dead and survivors on Sunday among blackened ruins left by massive wildfires raging in three western states, where millions of acres have burned in weeks and “mass fatality” incidents are feared in Oregon. President Donald Trump said he would travel to California to see the devastation first-hand.

A blitz of wildfires across Oregon, California and Washington has destroyed thousands of homes and a half dozen small towns this summer, scorching a landscape the size of New Jersey and killing more than two dozen people since early August.

After four days of brutally hot, windy weather, the weekend brought calmer winds blowing inland from the Pacific Ocean, and cooler, moister conditions that helped crews make headway against blazes that had burned unchecked earlier in the week.

Still, emergency officials worried that the shifting weather might not bring much relief to southern Oregon, where an apocalyptic scene of charred residential subdivisions and trailer parks stretched for miles along Highway 99 south of Medford through the neighboring communities of Phoenix and Talent.

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