At Least One Dead and an Entire Town ‘Decimated’ as Wildfires Continue To Cause Havoc in US | 22 Words

The California wildfires are just continuing to spread more and more devastation.

At least 1 person has now been confirmed dead after an entire town in Washington has been "decimated" due to the rapid spread of these fires. Keep on reading to find out more about this heartbreaking story...

Wildfires are one of Mother Nature's most deadly forces...

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And there is absolutely no stopping them from spreading their path of destruction.

These uncontrollable fires occur in areas with a hot climate...

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So they're very common in places such as Australia, Africa, South-East Asia, South America... and even here in the United States.

Even though a small percentage of wildfires are caused by human activity...

The majority can come from absolutely nowhere and their destruction can be terrifying.

Take the Australian bushfires at the start of this year, for example.

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Igniting in December of 2019 and finally burning out in March of this year, Australia faced one of their most deadly summers in decades.

The fires were utterly devastating.

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Thirty-four people in total lost their lives and more than 2,700 homes were completely destroyed by the flames.

Australia's wildlife numbers may never be the same ever again.

It has been estimated that approximately 8,000 koala bears perished in the bushfires alongside thousands of other animals and birds.

It was an utterly tragic time for Australia.

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Even though they're now healing thanks to the help of volunteers all around the world, the 2020 bushfires are something the country will never get over.

And now, just to make this terrible year even worse...

We are now suffering here in the United States.

For the last month, California has been ravaged by wildfires.

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The deadly flames have so far burnt over 1 million acres and sadly, there is no end in sight.

Firefighters from all across the country have been working tirelessly to try and ease the flames...

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But they simply can't put a stop to the fast-spreading fires thanks to a reported 12,000 lightning strikes across the state in the last few weeks.

Thousands of people have been injured by the flames alongside thousands of homes being so far destroyed...

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And it seems that California is steadily heading down the same treacherous path as Australia.

It's utterly devastating to see this happening...

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And things took a turn for the worst last month when a helicopter pilot lost his life after his aircraft crashed whilst pouring water over the flames. 9 others have also been confirmed to have died.

Things are just continuing to get worse.

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The states of Washington, Utah, Oregon, and Colorado are now battling an intense heatwave caused by the California wildfires... including a few more blazes that have been sparked.

In Oregon and Idaho, fires close to power lines shut off the electricity...

Which caused misery and chaos to thousands of homes and businesses.

It has also been reported that the town of Malden in Washington has been "completely decimated".

Deputies told 4 News Now that seventy-eighty percent of the homes in Malden have been destroyed by a fire sweeping through the area. Level 3 Evacuations were issued for residents in the area, but within hours, most of the town had burned to the ground, with powerful winds pushing the flames and smoke southwest.

Malden has a population of roughly 300 people...

And at least 1 person has been reported to have passed away from the devastation.

This is a truly devastating time for our country...

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And it's clear to see how much heartache has been caused by this deadly disaster all around the world.

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Our deepest condolences go out to all of those affected by these terrible fires...

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And we also want to commend those who have been working tirelessly to keep the flames and devastation at bay. Keep on reading to learn about the Aussie firefighters who are doing their bit to help...