A Fulton Hotshot lights a controlled burn on the so-called 'Rough Fire' in the Sequoia National Forest, California, August 21, 2015. — Reuters picA Fulton Hotshot lights a controlled burn on the so-called ‘Rough Fire’ in the Sequoia National Forest, California, August 21, 2015. — Reuters picSAN FRANCISCO, Oct 10 — Raging wildfires in the western US coastal state of California have claimed at least three lives, authorities said yesterday.

“Sadly two fatalities have been confirmed on the #AtlasFire in Napa County,” Cal Fire, the regional fire authority tweeted, referring to one of 14 major blazes currently burning.

One death had previously been reported in Mendocino County. — AFP



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