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As wildfires ravaged California’s Wine Country for a third day Wednesday, videos have begun to emerge online, showing the widespread devastation.
Read: California wildfires threaten thousands of homes worth tens of billions, CoreLogic says. Also see: With climate change and sprawling property development, wildfires are here to stay. More than 25,000 people have been forced from their homes, and thousands more faced evacuations Wednesday as the fires continued to spread.
Wildfires have cost the United States more than $2 billion this year, but that’s vastly underestimating total expenses directly and indirectly associated with the fires, experts said.
In fact, it’s the most at-risk state for wildfires by number of households with more than 2 million homes at high or extremely high risk from wildfires, according to Verisk, a data analytics provider in the insurance industry.
By any measure, the wildfires burning across Northern California are among the deadliest and most destructive in state history.
The Griffith Park fire of 1933 killed 29 people despite burning just 47 acres, said the Cal Fire spokeswoman, Lynne Tolmachoff.
(Reuters) - Firefighters facing a resurgence of high winds on Wednesday struggled to halt wildfires that have killed at least 23 people, destroyed 3,500 structures and left hundreds missing in chaotic evacuations across northern California’s wine country.
Flames were spread rapidly by hot, dry “Diablo” winds - similar to Southern California’s Santa Ana winds - that blew into northern California toward the Pacific on Sunday night.
Crews fighting the California wildfires were making progress Monday night as winds that fanned the flames were beginning to die down.
There is rain expected later this week, which fire crews are hoping will help them reach their containment goals of 100 percent by Friday.
Facebook defines hate speech as:. Facebook’s hate speech guidelines were published in June by ProPublica, an investigative news organization, which is gathering users’ experiences about how the social network handles hate speech.
While Facebook’s original training document states that content targeting “black children” would not violate its hate speech policy, the company’s spokeswoman said that such attacks would no longer be acceptable.
"All forms of hate crime are unacceptable and our Hate Crime Action Plan improves the response of law enforcement and the criminal justice system to these horrendous attacks, to ensure more victims have the confidence to come forward and report such incidents," the spokesperson said. Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime told DW, via the Mayor of London's press office, that "The Mayor and I are clear that we have a zero-tolerance approach to hate crime of all forms, which has a huge impact on those who experience it."
Towering walls of flames prompted more mandatory evacuations in Northern California early Saturday as firefighters continued battling 17 large wildfires around the state which authorities say have killed at least 35 people, left hundreds missing and leveled entire neighborhoods.
Red flag warnings for gusty winds and low humidity remain in effect this weekend across the fire areas in much of northern California and parts of Southern California.
The referendum on British membership in the European Union and several terrorist attacks, including a suicide bombing after a concert in Manchester, England, have helped drive hate crimes in Britain to record levels, official figures showed on Tuesday.
In addition, provisional data collected around the time of terrorist attacks this year in London and in Manchester, where the bombing outside the Ariana Grande concert left 22 dead, found that hate crimes soon followed the attacks.