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Wine Spectator: California Wine Country Braces For Another Fire Season

August 6, 2018

The skies are yet again tinged with smoke over Northern California. The Mendocino Complex fires, which started July 27, have spread to more than 153,000 acres, destroying more than a dozen residences and threatening local vineyards and wineries. Just 50 miles away, smoke hangs in the air over Napa and Sonoma counties, an acrid reminder of the deadly wildfires that swept through the region less than a year ago.

Fire season is already in full swing, and California is off to its worst start in nearly a decade, with 3,770 fires this year, according to Cal Fire, the state’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. At this time last year the state had seen 3,440 fires. The severity of this year’s fires has prompted California Gov. Jerry Brown to issue a state of emergency in Lake, Mendocino, and Napa counties. Wine Spectator has the full story.

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