SANTA ROSA, Calif. – Wildfires that raced through California neighbourhoods and wilderness areas since Oct. 8 have taken an enormous toll in deaths and destruction. A look at the numbers:
NUMBER OF MAJOR WILDFIRES: 21.
AREA BURNED: 383 square miles.
HOMES AND OTHER BUILDINGS DESTROYED: 7,700.
EVACUATIONS: 100,000 people were under evacuation orders at the peak of the fire siege.
ESTIMATED LOSSES IN BUILDINGS, CARS AND EQUIPMENT: More than $1 billion.
Sources: California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and California Insurance Department.