Firefighters put out the fire and found a 73-year-old man unconscious, with extensive burns.
While most fires are believed to have been caused due to extreme heat, officials in the Israeli security establishment raised concerns that some fires are the result of arson.
“A very loud alert went off on all our phones,” said Kramer, senior associate rabbi of Congregation Shomrei Torah in Santa Rosa, California, which had prerecorded the opening Yom Kippur service.
All three were civilians, and their deaths brought to 29 the number of people killed since mid-Aug in what now stands as the worst year on record for California wildfires in terms of acreage burned.
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One wildfire fatality has been confirmed in Washington state, where some 400 structures have been lost.
"We knew that it was gone," Koa said, "But then you pull up, and the devastation of just every home, you think of every family and every situation and there are just no words."
Facebook said the decision was "consistent with (Facebook's) past efforts to remove content that could lead to imminent harm given the possible risk to human life as the fires rage on."
Although at least five lives were known to have been lost in Oregon this week, Governor Kate Brown has warned the death toll could grow far higher.