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10 October 2017 - California wine country wildfires kill at least 10

Fast-moving wildfires kill 10, spur evacuations in Northern California
Ralph Ellis, Joe Sterling, Paul P. Murphy and Eliott C. McLaughlin (CNN, 10/10/2017)

Deadly wildfires roared across California on Monday, forcing evacuations and destroying homes and businesses in their paths. The biggest fires burned in the wine country of Napa and Sonoma counties.

Here's what we know so far, according to California authorities.

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Wildfire
 
Over 100 reported missing in California wildfire
Associated Press (The Washington Post, 10/10/2017)
 
A Northern California county says it has received more than 100 missing-person reports as family and friends scramble to locate loved ones while wildfires ravage the state.

Scott Alonso, communications director for Sonoma County, says the reports have come via calls to a hotline the county set up for the missing.

It is possible that many or most of the missing are safe but simply can’t be reached because of the widespread loss of cell service and other communications.


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Wine Country

California fires: Deadly wildfires sweep through wine country
(BBC News, 05/10/2017)
 
Parts of California's wine region are being ravaged by fast-spreading fires that have killed at least 10 people.

A state of emergency was declared in northern areas after mass evacuations, with 1,500 properties destroyed.

About 20,000 people fled from Napa, Sonoma and Yuba counties in response to some the state's worst-ever wildfires.

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In Pictures

Wildfires cause destruction and chaos in California – in pictures
Arnel Hecimovic (The Guardian, 10/10/2017)
 
At least one person has been killed and two others seriously injured as multiple wind-driven fires continue to ravage northern California, burning structures and causing widespread evacuations

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Last update October 10, 2017
Créé le October 10, 2017
ISSN 2107-7029
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