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Massive Wildfires Consume Homes Across Northern California

More than a dozen wildfires, fed on powerful winds, raged through California wine country.

Mary Caughey, center in blue, reacts with her son Harrison, left, after finding her wedding ring in debris at her home destroyed by fires in Kenwood on Oct. 10, 2017

Powerful wildfires fanned by strong winds have ravaged parts of Northern California's wine country, killing at least 23 people. 

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A toy car is left scorched in a neighborhood destroyed by fire near Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa.

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A destroyed home is seen at a residential neighborhood along Fountaingrove Parkway during the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa.

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Burned wine barrels at a destroyed Paradise Ridge Winery in Santa Rosa.

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A destroyed car sits in the remains of a home in Santa Rosa, California, on Oct. 9.

 

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Michael Pond looks through the ashes of his destroyed home as his wife Kristine is comforted by their daughter's boyfriend in Santa Rosa. Jeff Chiu / AP
Smoke rises from fire at the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country hotel in Santa Rosa. Jeff Chiu / AP
The Journey's End Mobile Trailer park was burned to the ground in Santa Rosa. Paul Kitagaki Jr. / Sacramento Bee via Zuma Press
Coffey Park homes burn in Santa Rosa. Kent Porter / The Press Democrat via AP

Satellite image showing the wildfires in Northern California.

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Kristine Pond searches the remains of her family's destroyed home in Santa Rosa. Jeff Chiu / AP
A home burns in Santa Rosa. Kent Porter / The Press Democrat via AP
Burned structures surround a tree at the historic Stornetta Dairy along Highway 121 in Sonoma. STEPHEN LAM / Reuters
The Historic Round Barn burns in Santa Rosa. Kent Porter / The Press Democrat via AP
Smoke rises as a wildfire burns near a structure in the hills east of downtown Napa. Michael Short / San Francisco Chronicle via AP

Fire glows on a hillside in Napa. 

 

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A resident rushes to save his home as a wildfire moves through the area in Glen Ellen. 

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A firefighter walks near a pool as a neighboring home burns in the Napa wine region.

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Fire consumes a house in Glen Ellen.

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The remains of fire damaged homes stand after a wildfire moved through the area in Glen Ellen.

All of the new fires started after 10 p.m. PT (7 p.m. ET) on Sunday, Cal Fire Director Ken Pimlott said, bringing the total spread of more than 25 fires across the northern half of California to about 73,000 acres at what he called the worst possible time.

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A resident rushes to save his home in Glen Ellen.

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A car lies near the remains of fire damaged home in Glen Ellen.

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A firefighter walks in front of a burning home in Santa Rosa.

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Fire rages at the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel in Santa Rosa.

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Rudy Habibe, from Puerto Rico, and his service dog Maximus walk toward a burning building at the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel, where he was a guest, in Santa Rosa.

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Burned out wine bottles lie on a rack at the fire damaged Signarello Estate winery.

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A man rides a bicycle past burned down homes in Santa Rosa.

 

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Smoke rises as a wildfire burns in the hills north east of Napa. Wildfires whipped by powerful winds swept through Northern California sending residents on a headlong flight to safety through smoke and flames as homes burned.

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An aerial photo shows the devastation left behind from the North Bay wildfires north of San Francisco.

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A firefighter covers his eyes as he walks past a burning hillside in Santa Rosa.

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Two people hug as they watch houses burn in Santa Rosa.

Photos: From Above, California Wine Town an Ashy Wasteland

 

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