Wildfires ravage California wine country

California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Napa, Sonoma and five other counties, yet there is a total of 14 large fires striking eight counties since Sunday night
Smoke and flame rise from the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country during the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa, California – Photo: Stephen Lam/REUTERS
10/10/2017
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At least 10 people were killed yesterday in devastating wildfires in northern California, which so far have devoured nearly 29,000 hectares evacuating at least 20,000 people from their homes, state officials said.

Three large fires were recorded early in the morning in Napa County, spokeswoman Molly Rattigan said.

California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Napa, Sonoma and five other counties, yet there is a total of 14 large fires striking eight counties since Sunday night.

On Twitter, the Sheriff’s Office confirmed seven fire-related deaths from the Sonoma County fires and expressed their condolences.

According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), two more people have died in Napa.

“This is really serious. It’s moving fast. The heat, the lack of humidity and the winds are all driving a very dangerous situation and making it worse,” Brown said during a press conference.

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