Wildfires Devastate Northern California - A Photo Essay

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At least 40 people have died due to aggressive wildfires in Northern California's Napa, Sonoma, Yuba and Mendocino counties. The fires have destroyed at least 5,700 homes and businesses as hundreds of firefighters attempt to stem the blazes which have burned more than 150 square miles. Fire officials say that it has been the deadliest week of wildfires in the state's history.

 

burning house 1

 

An estimated 100,000 people have been chased from their homes and the Sonoma Sheriff's Department said they have received more than 1,000 missing-person reports. Officials have been able to track down more than half of those people.  The search for survivers continues.

 

aerial cul de sac areas

 

 red fire coming from wood and car

 

The Napa Valley fires spread quickly due to strong north to northeast winds from Winter Storm Aiden.  Winds continue to increase destroying neighborhoods and complete areas.

 

 standing homes next to burned

 

fire oficial reains mobil home park

 

The fires have burned businesses, including a hotel, wineries, a historic barn, a K-mart and homes at the Journey's End Mobile Home Park in Santa Rosa.

 

burned living room

 

goldfish found

 

cleaning McCain Inmate crew

 

cars coming to see destruction aereal

 

aerial intersection

 

blocks of landfilled areas

 

burned car w flag

 

surface pool

 

Ryan Nelson resident goes through ruins

 

window vie of smoke