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Photos of damage from wildfires in Northern California show devastation

11 Octubre 2017, 02:53 | Verda Sainz

Wildfires Burning Across Northern California

Wildfires Burning Across Northern California

More than a dozen wildfires have devastated Northern California this week, laying waste to 1,500 buildings, injuring more than 100 and claiming ten lives.

The series of fires, billed as the worst in the state's recorded history, have spread throughout many counties in Northern California: Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Lake, Nevada, Butte, Calaveras, Shasta, and Yuba.

The massive fires that have ravaged Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino counties have killed at least 13 people, and 150 people have been reported missing, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Among the dead in Napa were a couple aged 99 and 100 years old who had been married for 75 years, KTVU-TV said. She was unable to get them out.

The fires inside the eight-county area are only 10 percent contained, at best, Cal Fire said. "The devastation and disruption caused by these fires is extraordinary".

The Tubbs fire destroyed the Coffey Park neighborhood in Santa Rosa.

On Monday (10/09/2017), thousands of firefighters had to fight against winds with the speed of 80 kilometers per hour which made the fire spread rapidly across 15 areas of almost 30,000 hectares. This is Santa Rosa resident Dave Rollans.

Schools and colleges near the wildfires cancelled Tuesday's classes and two hospitals in Sonoma County were forced to evacuate, state officials said.

Signorello Estate Winery and Paradise Ridge Winery were destroyed, portions of Stags' Leap Winery were burned, and several more wineries are reportedly threatened.

One evacuee, John Van Dyke, recalled standing in his pajamas near the 101 Freeway in Santa Rosa, watching a hillside in flames, when police pounded on his door in the mobile home park, telling him to flee.

"All our pictures are gone".

"I have some grapes left to pick", Dutton said.

"We're safe, we're healthy", she said. "But it's pretty terrible".

About 94,000 Pacific Gas and Electric's customers remained without power early Tuesday, NBC News reported.

Governor Brown in April declared the official end of the state's drought that lasted more than five years.

According to a hazard risk analysis of the Napa and Santa Rosa metro areas there are more than 172,000 homes at some level of risk of damage from the wildfires with about 6% (11,058 homes) at "high" or "extreme" risk.

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