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Recent California Wildfires Cost State $60M

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(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

SAN DIEGO (AP)   —  Authorities say last week’s Southern California wildfires cost taxpayers and residents nearly $60 million in losses, firefighting and other costs.

San Diego County announced the estimate on Friday. The county has submitted a preliminary figure to the state and is seeking additional financial aid to cover the costs.

About a dozen wildfires in the northern and eastern county destroyed 44 houses, an 18-unit apartment complex and several businesses. The cause of the most destructive fires hasn’t been determined.

The county says it cost local governments nearly $28 million to respond to, fight and recover from the fires. That includes costs for evacuating thousands of homes.

Private property owners suffered about $30 million in losses.

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