22nd October 12:17 AM
Extent of damage by Northern California wildfires to the Fijian Community being ascertained
By Lena Reece
Friday 13/10/2017
The Northern California wildfires

The Fijian Embassy in Washington has confirmed they are still trying to ascertain the extent of damage by the Northern California wildfires to the Fijian Community there.

They have confirmed with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that there are more than 300 people in the Fijian community that reside in the affected areas of Napa and Sonoma and a great majority in Santa Rosa.

The Embassy says that a number of families are in evacuation centres, however they do not yet have a specific number as the situation is still chaotic and they hope to get more confirmed details soon.

Fijian Resident of Oakland, California Vilisi Nadaku had earlier confirmed that four Fijian families have lost their homes.

Massive wildfires sweeping through California have killed at least 23 people and damaged thousands of homes, businesses and other buildings.

The causes of the 22 wildfires are unknown.

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