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Wine Spectator: California Fire Crews Make Progress, But Blazes Rage On

October 13, 2017

While firefighters in Northern California made inroads yesterday, the wildfires wreaking havoc across the region’s wine country are far from out. Some 21 large fires are burning statewide, and winds could pick up speed at any moment, officials caution. The death toll from the fires that started October 8 and 9 has risen to 26, after two bodies were found in Yuba county and one in Sonoma. More than 190,000 acres, up from 170,000 on Wednesday, have burned throughout the state since Sunday night, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention (Cal Fire). More than 45,000 people in Napa and Sonoma have no power. Wine Spectator is monitoring conditions on the ground.

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