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Hundreds missing, 26 dead in California wildfires as crews gain ground

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) – Firefighters began to gain ground on Thursday against wildfires that have killed at least 26 people in Northern California and left hundreds missing in the pandemonium of mass evacuations in the heart of the state’s wine country. The latest casualty figures, revised upward by three fatalities …

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At least 23 dead, hundreds missing as winds fan California wildfires

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) – Firefighters facing a resurgence of high winds on Wednesday struggled to halt wildfires that have killed at least 23 people, destroyed 3,500 structures and left hundreds missing in chaotic evacuations across northern California’s wine country. Nearly two dozen blazes spanning eight counties have charred around 170,000 …

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At least 21 dead, hundreds missing as winds fan California wildfires

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) – Firefighters facing a resurgence of high winds on Wednesday struggled to halt wildfires that have killed at least 21 people, destroyed 3,500 structures and left hundreds missing in chaotic evacuations across northern California’s wine country. Nearly two dozen blazes spanning eight counties have charred around 170,000 …

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Dry weather could propel California wildfires that killed 21

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) – Firefighters feared resurgent winds and dry conditions on Wednesday would spread the wildfires that have killed at least 21 people, destroyed 3,500 homes and businesses and blanketed Northern California’s famed wine country in smoke. Nearly 170,000 acres (68,797 hectares) have been scorched by 22 large fires …

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Wildfires kill 15, destroy 1,500 homes and other buildings in California wine country

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) – Fast-moving wildfires raging across Northern California’s wine country have killed 17 people, left about 150 missing and destroyed 1,500 homes, wineries and other structures, state fire officials said on Tuesday. The flames from 17 major blazes have blackened more than 115,000 acres (46,500 hectares) since …

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Wildfires kill 15, damage 1,500 homes in California wine country

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) – Fast-moving wildfires still raging across Northern California’s wine country had killed 15 people, left some 150 missing and destroyed 1,500 homes, wineries and other structures as of Tuesday afternoon, state fire officials said. The flames from 17 major blazes have blackened more than 115,000 acres …

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Wildfires prompt evacuations in California's wine country

(Reuters) – Wildfires swept through California’s wine country on Monday, forcing some 20,000 residents to flee, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses and prompting at least two hospitals to evacuate, state officials said. Fourteen wildfires in eight northern California counties had burned more than 57,000 acres in the last 12 …

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