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8,400 Structures Destroyed By Northern California Fires

Napa, CA — CAL Fire reports that most of the wildfires should be contained later this week that are burning in and around the wine country in Napa and Sonoma counties.

Last week’s rainfall was significant in slowing the forward spread of the blazes, according to CAL Fire spokesperson Daniel Berlant. The largest fires are now over 90-percent contained. The latest is that 42 people have died and 8,400 buildings have been destroyed. The number is up from 6,900 structures late last week. The fires started to ignite on October 8 and quickly grew in size because of the heavy winds. They are the most deadly and destructive series of wildfires in California’s history.