10 dead, 1,500 structures lost in California firestorm, among worst in state’s history

(Worthy News) – At least 10 people have died and at least 1,500 homes, businesses and other structures have been destroyed as more than 14 fires ravaged eight counties throughout Northern California on Monday, authorities said.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office reported seven fire-related deaths late Monday. In addition, two died because of the Atlas fire in Napa County, said a CalFire spokesperson. One person died as result of the Redwood Valley fire in Mendocino County.

In Sonoma County, the dead were found “in the hot spots” of the fire, an official said. [ Source: Chicago Tribune (Read More…) ]

Destructive wildfires continue to rage in California’s wine country as strong winds threaten to enhance the blazes.

Mandatory evacuations were issued late Sunday after fires broke out across four counties. Officials estimate the fires have scorched over 73,000 acres. [ Source: Fox News (Read More…) ]