California’s Wildfires: Why Have They Been So Destructive?


All of this is happening in a region where more people are building homes tucked into forests.What lit these fires in the first place?Officials are not sure yet.There were 22 major fires burning in the state on Wednesday, and the specific cause of each fire will be investigated, according to …

11 dead, hundreds missing in California wildfires

Parts of California’s wine region are being ravaged by fast-spreading fires that have killed at least 11 people. Fire consumes a barn as an out of control wildfire moves through Glen Ellen in California. Photo: AFP A state of emergency was declared in northern areas after mass evacuations, with 1500 …

Hundreds missing, death toll climbs in California wildfires

Parts of California’s wine region are being ravaged by fast-spreading fires that have killed more than a dozen people. Fire consumes a barn as an out of control wildfire moves through Glen Ellen in California. Photo: AFP A state of emergency was declared in northern areas after mass evacuations, with …

‘Public Calamity’ As California Wildfires Leave Apocalyptic Scenes In Wine Country

‘Public Calamity’ As California Wildfires Leave Apocalyptic Scenes In Wine Country  NPR’Everything Was Incinerated’: Scenes From One Community Wrecked by the Santa Rosa Fire  New York TimesNorthern California death toll rises to 11 as fires continue statewide  Los Angeles TimesMore Than 100 Missing Persons Reports Made in California Wildfires  NBCNews.comAt least 11 dead as …

California Wildfires: Officials Get More Than 100 Missing Persons Reports

California Wildfires: Officials Get More Than 100 Missing Persons Reports  NBCNews.comSmoke, wildfires damage California’s famed wine country  Chicago TribuneMore than 100 missing as California wildfires continue wreaking havoc on wine country  New York Daily NewsAt least 10 dead in Northern California fires and blocks of homes destroyed in Santa Rosa  Sacramento BeeImages show how …

Thousands flee as wildfires ravage California; 17 killed

Massive wildfires sweeping through parts of California have killed at least 17 people and damaged more than 2,000 residences and other buildings, according to authorities. Firefighters were battling dozens of fires across multiple counties in the state as of Tuesday, authorities said. Intensified by strong winds, the fires charred over …

California wildfires leave at least 13 people dead – Independent.ie

A wildfire in Santa Rosa, California (AP) California wildfires leave at least 13 people dead Independent.ie At least 13 people have died after an onslaught of wildfires across a wide stretch of northern California swallowed up properties and ripped through tiny rural towns and urban areas….

At least 10 dead, tens of thousands evacuated as wildfires ravage Northern California

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Fires pushed by warm winds and fueled by dry ground swept through California wine country Monday, killing at least 10 people, injuring numerous others and torching more than 1,500 homes and businesses. State fire officials warned that the conditions, particularly winds that at times exceeded 50 …