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Wildfires Rage In California Wine Country, Leaving At Least 10 Dead

Napa County firefighter Jason Sheumann sprays H2O on a home as he battles abandon from a wildfire on Monday in Napa, Calif. Wildfires churned by absolute winds swept by Northern California promulgation residents on a uncontrolled moody to reserve by fume and abandon as homes burned.

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Napa County firefighter Jason Sheumann sprays H2O on a home as he battles abandon from a wildfire on Monday in Napa, Calif. Wildfires churned by absolute winds swept by Northern California promulgation residents on a uncontrolled moody to reserve by fume and abandon as homes burned.

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Updated during 8:08 p.m. ET.

As many as 10 people have died in wildfires that erupted in Northern California over a weekend, forcing residents in a booze nation north of San Francisco to rush as homes went adult in flames. At slightest 1,500 structures have been broken and 20,000 people evacuated, according to member hire KQED.

According to CNN, 7 people died in Sonoma County, one in Mendocino County and dual in Napa County. Vanessa DeGier, a mouthpiece for St. Joseph Health, told a network that “more than 100 patients were treated during Napa and Sonoma area hospitals since of fire-related injuries and issues.”

“It was an combustion like you’ve never seen before,” Marian Williams told The Associated Press as she transient from a tiny Sonoma County city of Kenwood.

“Trees were on glow like torches,” she said.

The fires were initial reported Sunday and Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday announced a state of puncture in Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Sonoma and Yuba counties. Mandatory evacuations were systematic in some areas.

Flames from a wildfire devour a home Monday, easterly of Napa, Calif.

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Flames from a wildfire devour a home Monday, easterly of Napa, Calif.

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As many as 8,000 homes are threatened, hundreds of structures have been broken and dual hospitals in Santa Rosa were evacuated.

The San Francisco Chronicle’s website reports:

“One out-of-control fire in and around northern Santa Rosa called a Tubbs Fire had burnt during slightest 20,000 acres by 8 a.m. Scores of homes were mislaid in a Fountaingrove area easterly of Highway 101 and in a Journey’s End Mobile Home Park on Mendocino Avenue.

“The Fountaingrove Inn opposite a travel from a mobile home park burned, as did a Hilton Sonoma Wine Country, a Kmart store, a McDonald’s, an Arby’s, an Applebee’s and a Mountain Mike’s Pizza. And that was only a beginning.”