News ID: 202148
Published: 0255 GMT October 10, 2017

At least 11 dead as fires rage in Northern California

At least 11 dead as fires rage in Northern California
CNN
Wildfires blaze in California

More than a dozen wildfires raged across Northern California on Tuesday morning, with the biggest ones scorching the state's famous wine country, killing at least 11 people and burning more than 1,500 homes and businesses, authorities said.

The fires were burning in California's wine country destinations – Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties – as well as Yuba County, north of Sacramento, with flames ripping through the lush, picturesque landscape, CNN reported.

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

• At least 11 people have died since Sunday night when most of the fires began. Seven deaths were reported in the city of Santa Rosa in Sonoma County, two in Napa County, one in Mendocino County and one in Yuba County, according to officials.

• More than 100 people were being treated at Napa- and Sonoma-area hospitals for fire-related injuries or health issues, including burns, smoke inhalation and shortness of breath.

• Wildfires were burning more than 119,032 acres in California as of Monday night.

The remains of fire-damaged homes and cars smolder at the Journey's End Mobile Home Park in Santa Rosa on October 9.

The remains of fire-damaged homes and cars smolder at the Journey's End Mobile Home Park in Santa Rosa on October 9.

A tent structure built for the 2017 Safeway Open burns on October 9 on a golf course at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa.

Fire consumes a barn Monday as a wildfire moves through the area in Glen Ellen. Tens of thousands of acres and dozens of homes and businesses have burned in Napa and Sonoma counties. 

NBC News Published on Oct 9, 2017 SUBSCRIBE 557K A series of forest fires have erupted throughout California causing massive amounts of damage and evacuations.
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