Renewed High Winds Feed California Wildfires For Third Consecutive Day, 21 Dead
Thursday, 12 October 2017 () The destructive fires across Northern California continued to rage on Wednesday after first igniting on Sunday night, with 22 large wildfires now burning in the state that have caused at least 21 deaths and scorched almost 170,000 acres, according to National Public Radio. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, also known as Cal Fire, said that "11 people alone died in the Tubbs Fire, making it the 6th deadliest fire in our state's history," referencing the largest and fastest-moving fire that hit Napa and Sonoma counties. The blazes have so far destroyed at least 3,500 homes and other structures, many of them in the wine country region of Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino...
Steady winds with gusts up to 45 mph with nearly non-existent humidity are expected to descend on the areas north of San Francisco where at least 23 people have died and at least 3,500 homes and businesses have been destroyed. CBS News' Greg Mills reports.
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