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West Coast deaths at 28 and expected to keep rising

West Coast dealing with horrendous wildfires
Posted at 8:27 PM, Sep 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-13 22:11:46-04

The West Coast continues to deal with devastating wildfires that have destroyed towns and left several people homeless.

Authorities in Oregon say more than 1,500 square miles have burned in recent days, nearly double the size of a typical year and an area larger than the state of Rhode Island.

The death toll from the fires in California, Oregon and Washington stands at 28 and is expected to rise sharply.

Most of the fatalities are in California and Oregon. President Trump is expected to visit California on Monday to assess damages.