17th December 07:51 AM
Parts of California's wine region ravaged by fast‑spreading fire
By Semi Turaga
Tuesday 10/10/2017
Parts of California's wine region are being ravaged by fast‑spreading fires Photo: Google

Parts of California's wine region are being ravaged by fast‑spreading fires that have killed at least one person and seriously injured two others.

Mass evacuations have been announced as several others are reportedly missing.

About 20,000 people have fled after fires broke out across the area renown for its vineyards.

The governor of California declared an emergency as firefighters battled to control the wild blazes.

At least fourteen fires are burning across eight Californian counties

California's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said about 1,500 buildings had already been destroyed. 

Source: BBC

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