A UH60M Black Hawk helicopter of California's national guard flew over fire-afflicted areas of Butte County, California on Saturday to assist in combatting the fires.
Footage shows the helicopter as it flies through the smoky mountainous area, and as it lowers onto a dip site.
According to the authorities, the California wildfires have so far claimed the lives of at least 63 people statewide... Еще, with the number of people missing or unaccounted for having soared to 631.
The fire has razed nearly 12,000 homes and buildings, and has led to the evacuation of some 52,000 people.
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