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Deadly California Wildfires | Photos and Videos

California neighborhoods reduced to ashes: Photos here


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Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 12:03 - Wildfires across California have destroyed neighborhoods and left more than 40 people dead. 

In the past week wildfires have consumed more than 245,000 acres in California - an area more than five times the size of Washington, D.C., and killed over 40 people. Officials say the wildfires are the state's deadliest on record, surpassing the Griffith Park fire of 1933 in Los Angeles, which had 29 deaths.

About 30 vintners sustained some fire damage to wine-making facilities, vineyards, tasting rooms or other assets, according to the industry group Napa Valley Vintners.

About 90 percent of Napa's grape harvest had been picked and escaped exposure to smoke that could have tainted the fruit.

Still, the toll taken on the region has thrown the wine industry into disarray. The group's spokeswoman, Patsy McGaughy, said the 2017 Napa vintage would likely be smaller than previously expected.


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Below is a closer look at the devastation as investigators work to determine the cause of each blaze.: 





Dan Mufson searches through the remains of his home of 20 years after it was destroyed by a wildfire in Napa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

An American flag hangs from a tree in a neighborhood destroyed by wildfire in Santa Rosa, California, U.S., October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

The remains of a mobile home park where fatalities took place when it was destroyed in wildfire are seen in Santa Rosa, California, U.S., October 15, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A man stands on a roof and surveys damage to a neighborhood destroyed by wildfire in Santa Rosa, California, U.S., October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Area residents walk through a neighborhood destroyed by wildfire in Santa Rosa, California, U.S., October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

An aerial view of properties destroyed by the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Firefighters work to contain the Tubbs wildfire outside Calistoga, California, U.S. October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

An aerial view of properties destroyed by the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A structure destroyed by wildfire smolders outside Calistoga, California, U.S. October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Smoke and flame rise from the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country during the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa, California. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A hill is being silhouetted by flames during the Nuns Fire in Kenwood, California, U.S., October 10, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Smoke from wildfires are seen over Sonoma Valley, California, U.S. October 10, 2017 in this picture obtained from social media. INSTAGRAM / Greg Espiritu via REUTERS

A firefighter works to put out hot spots on a fast moving wind driven wildfire in Orange. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A burned out K-Mart store destroyed by the Tubbs Fire is seen in Santa Rosa, California, U.S., October 10, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A group of retired police officers works through the ruins to look for a police badge for fellow retired officer Tom Francois after his home was destroyed by the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa, California, U.S., October 10, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A residential neighborhood destroyed by the Tubbs Fire is seen along Fountaingrove Parkway in Santa Rosa, California, U.S., October 10, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A burning structure is seen at the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country during the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa, California, U.S., October 9, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A damaged cart is seen amidst burning ruins at the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country during the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa, California, U.S., October 9, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Burnt structures are seen at the historic Stornetta Dairy along Highway 121 during the Nuns Fire in Sonoma, California. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A man takes a photograph of structures destroyed by the Nuns Fire along Highway 121 in Sonoma, California, U.S., October 9, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Burnt structures are seen along Highway 121 during the Nuns Fire in Sonoma, California, U.S., October 9, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A water heater stands amidst remains of a home destroyed by the Nuns Fire along Napa Road in Sonoma, California, U.S., October 9, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

 













With files from Reuters

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