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.

See also  Playing with Fire

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

All contents © copyright 2017 Associated Press. All rights reserved.

See also  1 Pump = 1 Tree WATERAX in Support of the American Releaf Program

Topics

Death toll rises across four counties     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 […]

Get The Wildland Firefighter Newsletter

Related Articles

Biden Signs Off on Hefty Pay Raise for Federal Firefighters

Biden Signs Off on Hefty Pay Raise for Federal Firefighters

By AAMER MADHANI Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has signed off on giving federal wildland firefighters a hefty raise for the next two fiscal years, a move that affects more than 16,000 firefighters and comes as much of the West braces for a...

How’re You Feeling These Days?

How’re You Feeling These Days?

When I first started firefighting as a seasonal with the Forest Service, my only stress had to do with my physical stamina to keep up with the crew and making sure my boots weren’t causing me any hot spots. Did I have enough water? Should I double lunch today? By the...

Warm, Dry, Breezy Weather to Challenge Fire Crews in AZ

Warm, Dry, Breezy Weather to Challenge Fire Crews in AZ

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Fire crews battling a pair of wildfires in northern Arizona were expecting some growth Thursday because of warm, dry and breezy conditions, officials said. Both blazes were moving through grass, brush and pine trees on the northern outskirts of...