PHOTO FEATURE
California Wildfires
Wildfires fanned by strong winds roar through Californian wine country, killing at least 10 people, forcing some 20000 residents to flee and destroying 1,500 homes and businesses.
  • Oct 15, 2017

    Fire damage is seen next to a vineyard in Santa Rosa, California.
    AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez
  • Oct 15, 2017

    A firefighter cuts fuel from an advancing wildfire in Santa Rosa, California.
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  • Oct 15, 2017

    Firefighter Chris Oliver walks between grape vines as a helicopter drops water over a wildfire burning near a winery in Santa Rosa, California. Fire crews made progress this week in their efforts to contain the massive wildfires in California wine country, but officials say strong winds are putting their work to the test.
    AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
  • Oct 15, 2017

    A wildfire burns behind a winery in Santa Rosa, Calif. Fire crews made progress this week in their efforts to contain the massive wildfires in California wine country, but officials say strong winds are putting their work to the test.
    AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
  • Oct 15, 2017

    An aerial view shows the devastation of the Coffey Park neighborhood after a wildfire swept through in Santa Rosa, California.
    AP/PTI
  • Oct 14, 2017

    A Sonoma City firefighter walks in front of flames during a backburn operation in Glen Ellen, California.
    AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez
  • Oct 14, 2017

    A firefighter monitors flames from a blackburn operation in Glen Ellen, California.
    AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez
  • Oct 14, 2017

    Two firefighters watch for spot fires near Calistoga, California. Firefighters gained some ground on a blaze burning in the heart of California's wine country but face another tough day ahead with low humidity and high winds expected to return.
    AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
  • Oct 13, 2017

    Brush in a vineyard burns as it singes grapevines at the head of a wildfire in Geyserville, California.
    Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP
  • Oct 13, 2017

    A firefighter surveys a building destroyed by a wildfire near Calistoga, California.
    AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
  • Oct 13, 2017

    Firefighters watch from their fire trucks as wildfires continue to burn near Calistoga, California. Some of the state's most historic tourist sites, including Sonoma city and Calistoga in Napa Valley, were ghost towns populated only by fire crews trying to stop the advancing infernos.
    AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
  • Oct 13, 2017

    Brush in a vineyard burns as it singes grapevines at the head of a wildfire in Geyserville, California. Since igniting Sunday in spots across eight counties, the fires have transformed many neighborhoods into wastelands. Thousands of homes and businesses have been destroyed and thousands of were people forced to flee.
    Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP
  • Oct 13, 2017

    A firefighter walks along the Highway 29 as thick smoke from a wildfire fills the air near Calistoga, California. Officials say progress is being made in some of the largest wildfires burning in Northern California but that the death toll is almost sure to surge.
    AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
  • Oct 13, 2017

    A wildfire burning along the Highway 29 is seen through a fire truck near Calistoga, California. More than 8,000 firefighters are battling the blazes and additional manpower and equipment was pouring in from across the country and as far as Australia and Canada.
    AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
  • Oct 13, 2017

    The San Francisco skyline is obscured by smoke and haze from wildfires in this view from Sausalito, California. Gusting winds and dry air forecast could drive the next wave of devastating wildfires that are already well on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history.
    AP Photo/Eric Risberg
  • Oct 12, 2017

    Homes burned by a wildfire are seen in Santa Rosa, California. Wildfires whipped by powerful winds swept through Northern California sending residents on a headlong flight to safety through smoke and flames as homes burned.
    AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
  • Oct 12, 2017

    Phil Rush walks through the burnt remains at the site of his home destroyed by fires in Santa Rosa, California. Wildfires tearing through California’s wine country continued to expand destroying hundreds more homes and structures and prompting new evacuation orders.
    AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
  • Oct 12, 2017

    A San Diego Cal Fire firefighter monitors a flare up on a the head of a wildfire (the Southern LNU Complex), off of High Road above the Sonoma Valley, in Sonoma, California. A wind shift caused flames to move quickly up hill and threaten homes in the area. Three days after the fires began, firefighters were still unable to gain control of the blazes that had turned entire Northern California neighborhoods to ash and destroyed thousands of homes and businesses.
    Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP
  • Oct 10, 2017

    Napa City firefighter Hattie Borg hoses down a fire-ravaged home in Napa, California.
    AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez
  • Oct 11, 2017

    Damage to wine making vats and barrels at the production house of Paradise Ridge Winery from a wildfire are seen in Santa Rosa, California. An onslaught of wildfires across a wide swath of Northern California broke out almost simultaneously then grew exponentially, swallowing up properties from wineries to trailer parks and tearing through both tiny rural towns and urban subdivisions.
    AP Photo/Ben Margot
  • Oct 11, 2017

    Damaged wine making vats and tanks due to a wildfire stand in ashes and debris at the production house of Paradise Ridge Winery in Santa Rosa, California. Workers in Northern California's renowned wine country picked through charred debris and weighed what to do with pricey grapes after wildfires swept through lush vineyards and destroyed at least two wineries and damaged many others.
    AP Photo/Ben Margot
  • Oct 11, 2017

    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, California.
    AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
  • Oct 11, 2017

    Luke Baier, left, and his wife Gina Baier look through the remains of their home in the Coffey Park area of Santa Rosa, California.
    AP Photo/Ben Margot
  • Oct 11, 2017

    Fire from a distant mountain burns over a small fire in Kenwood, California.
    AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
  • Oct 11, 2017

    This aerial image shows a neighborhood that was destroyed by a wildfire in Santa Rosa, California. Newly homeless residents of California wine country took stock of their shattered lives a day after deadly wildfires destroyed homes and businesses.
    Nick Giblin/DroneBase via AP
  • Oct 11, 2017

    The sun rises through a cloud of smoke after a wildfire swept through the area in Sonoma County in Santa Rosa, California.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. /The Sacramento Bee via AP
  • Oct 11, 2017

    View from inside a parked car destroyed by fire in the Coffey Park area of Santa Rosa, California. An onslaught of wildfires across a wide swath of Northern California broke out almost simultaneously then grew exponentially, swallowing up properties from wineries to trailer parks and tearing through both tiny rural towns and urban subdivisions.
    AP Photo/Ben Margot
  • Oct 11, 2017

    Santa Rosa firefighters work on a fire on the side of a road near the Oakmont area in Santa Rosa, California.
    AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
  • Oct 11, 2017

    This aerial image shows a neighborhood that was destroyed by a wildfire in Santa Rosa, California.
    Nick Giblin/DroneBase via AP
  • Oct 11, 2017

    This aerial image shows a neighborhood that was destroyed by a wildfire in Santa Rosa, California.
    Nick Giblin/DroneBase via AP
  • Oct 10, 2017

    A wildfire moves closer to North Tustin homes along the 261 freeway in Tustin, California. Deadly wildfires whipped by powerful winds swept through California wine country destroying 1,500 homes and businesses and sending thousands fleeing as flames raged unchecked through high-end resorts, grocery stores and tree-lined neighborhoods.
    Cindy Yamanaka/The Orange County Register via AP
  • Oct 10, 2017

    A helicopter dumps water on a home as firefighters battle a wildfire in Anaheim Hills in Anaheim, California.
    Jeff Gritchen/The Orange County Register via AP
  • Oct 10, 2017

    Smoke rises as a wildfire burns in the hills east of Napa, California.
    Michael Short/San Francisco Chronicle via AP
  • Oct 10, 2017

    Jim Stites watches part of his neighborhood burn in Fountaingrove, California. More than a dozen wildfires whipped by powerful winds been burning though California wine country.
    Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP
  • Oct 10, 2017

    The Historic Round Barn burns, in Santa Rosa, California. More than a dozen wildfires whipped by powerful winds been burning though California wine country.
    Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP
  • Oct 10, 2017

    Fire burns from an open gas valve near the pool area at the Journey's End trailer park in Santa Rosa, California, after a wildfire destroyed nearly all of the roughly 160 units in the park for residents over age 55. The homes next to U.S. Highway 101 at the northern end of this city of 175,000 were among those that were consumed by flames as more than a dozen fires burned statewide.
    AP Photo/Ben Margot
  • Oct 10, 2017

    Flames rise from the remains of a house that burned down in Santa Rosa, California.
    AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
  • Oct 10, 2017

    Kristine Pond reacts as she searches the remains of her family's home destroyed by fires in Santa Rosa, California.
    AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
  • Oct 10, 2017

    A fire burns at a Hilton hotel in Santa Rosa, California. Wildfires whipped by powerful winds swept through Northern California sending residents on a headlong flight to safety through smoke and flames as homes burned.
    AP Photo/Ben Margot
  • Oct 10, 2017

    The sun rises as flames from a wildfire burn east of Napa, California. The fire is one of several burning across Northern California's wine country.
    AP/PTI
  • Oct 10, 2017

    A wildfire moves closer to North Tustin homes along the 261 freeway in Tustin, California.
    Cindy Yamanaka/The Orange County Register via AP
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