Wild fire in California's wine county kills over 10 tolls expected to rise
Oct 10, Washington DC: A large par of California's wine region is being ravaged by fast-spreading fires that have killed at least 10 people.
According to reports, a state of emergency has been declared in northern areas after mass evacuations, with over 1,500 properties destroyed, and over 20,000 people fled from Napa, Sonoma and Yuba counties in response to the state's worst-ever wildfires.
Such fires are more common in southern California but a combination of dry weather and strong winds has fuelled the destruction in the north."These fires have destroyed structures and continue to threaten thousands of homes, necessitating the evacuation of thousands of residents," Governor Jerry Brown said, declaring the emergency. "There is a lot of burned homes and a lot of burned areas, so it's just logical that we're gonna find more people," he said.
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