More Flee California Wine Country As Deadly Wildfires Spread

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Thousands more people were being evacuated as some of the worst wildfires in California's history swept through wine country, leaving a trail of smoldering destruction and a death toll of at least 23. Firefighters were locked in a fight with the wind-whipped blazes, but heading into a fourth day of the struggle they appeared no closer to containing them. In fact, the fires that have burned since Sunday in Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Mendocino and Yuba counties are now threatening the towns of Sonoma, Napa, Calistoga and Fairfield. Speaking late Wednesday, Ken Pimlott, the chief of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, also known as Cal Fire, called the series of fires "a serious, critical, catastrophic event." Pimlott gave a...

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