Firefighters in California are still battling unprecedented wildfires that have now killed at least 21 people.
With more on this and other news around the world we turn to our Ro Aram…
Aram… the weather is not helping firefighters contain the blazes.
Is there any hope of extinguishing the flames anytime soon?
Well Mark, unfortunately optimism isn't high at the moment as winds are expected to pick back up after dying down earlier this week.
Dry conditions are not helping either, and there is no rain in the forecast for the next few days.
Firefighters fear stronger winds will not only fan the flames, but cause embers to fly anywhere, which could start new fires.
About three and a half thousand buildings have been reduced to ash and a rash of 22 blazes spanning nine counties have scorched nearly 170-thousand acres.
Sonoma County is among the worst hit, with hundreds there alone still reported missing.
Officials expect the death toll to rise from the current 21 as there are some burnt buildings that are yet to be searched for bodies.
Officials suggested Wednesday that people who have been advised to prepare for evacuations to just go anyway as traffic could worsen and fires could spread anywhere.