According to the Sacramento Bee, the wildfires have destroyed more than 330 square miles. That is about equal to the size of San Francisco, Sacramento, Fresno, and Oakland, combined.
More than 40,000 people have been evacuated and more than 5,700 homes destroyed.
The death toll continues to rise: As of October 18, 42 people have died as the result of the wildfires.
What caused the fires?
Recent reports are suggesting that negligence, utility, and safety code violations by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) company may have led to the fires. Improperly maintained power lines may have allowed some of the California wildfires to start.
Attorneys are currently investigating potential lawsuits against PG&E. Individuals who have suffered property or other loss may be eligible for significant compensation.
Free consultation: If you have been affected by the wildfires and wish to speak to an attorney in a free consultation, call Cutter Law P.C., at 888-285-3333