California fires cause $1B in damages, burn 7,000 buildings

File – In this Oct. 11, 2017 file photo, Jessica Tunis stands outside a Red Cross evacuation center and holds a flyer about her then missing mother, who was later found dead, in Santa Rosa, Calif. The deadliest and most destructive series of wildfires in California history burned thousands of buildings and sent tens of thousands of people fleeing their homes, but the death toll is likely to remain relatively low. Only 42 bodies have been found more than a week after wildfires started, a surprising figure given that complete neighborhoods were wiped out in the dead of night and hundreds of people were initially reported as missing. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)


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