23 Dead in Northern California Wildfires

Death toll rises across four counties


Prisoners from the McCain inmate crew from San Diego, Calif., clear brush from a road on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 in Calistoga, Calif. The wildfires tearing through California wine country flared anew Wednesday, growing in size and number as authorities issued new evacuation orders and announced that hundreds more homes and businesses had been lost. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have confirmed two more deaths from Northern California’s wildfires, taking the total to 23.

The sheriff’s office in Sonoma County, where most of the deaths have occurred, said Wednesday night that the toll there has reached 13. The other 10 deaths are dispersed across three other counties.

No details have been released on the two newly confirmed dead.

The massive complex of blazes has burned 265 square miles since breaking out almost simultaneously on Sunday night.

They have destroyed at least 3,500 homes and businesses.

At least 180 people are injured and hundreds have been reported missing.

Wildland Firefighter Coverage:
Wildfire Sweeps into California Wine Country
At Least 10 Dead as Wildfires Rage in Northern California
Wildfire Destroys Northern California Trailer Park
Over 100 Reported Missing in California Wildfire
Wildfires Destroy California Vineyards and Wineries
At Least 17 Dead, Over 100 Injured in Northern California Wildfires

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