Weather aids fight against US wildfires, but death toll climbs

Improved weather conditions on Saturday offered some hope to weary firefighters battling massive wildfires on the United States West Coast, authorities said, but the death toll linked to the fires has been steadily rising and tens of thousands of people are displaced.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown said on Friday more than 40,000 people had been evacuated from their homes since the fires began, while nearly 500,000 residents were under three different evacuation alert levels.

The state advised…

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