3 weeks High death toll feared in western US wildfires Inquirer
  More than two dozen major blazes continued to wreak havoc across wide swaths of California on Wednesday, while the neighboring state of Oregon bore the latest brunt of wildfires plaguing much of the western United States over the past week. Winds of up to 80 kilometers per hour sent flames racing tens of kilometers within hours, engulfing hundreds of homes as firefighters fought at least 35 large blazes in Oregon with a collective footprint nearly twice the size of New York City. The unprecedented spate of fierce wildfires have all but destroyed five small towns in Oregon, leaving a ... more