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Massive Wildfires In Northern California Left At Least 11 Killed And 100 Injured

Updated On 10 Oct, 2017 Published On

Massive wildfires swept out the Northern California, killing at least 11 people and 100 people injured on Monday, October 9.

The fires raged across the wine country of Napa and Sonoma counties and caused over 1500 residences and building destruction by burning.

Northern California massive wildfires: at least 11 killed and 100 injured

Northern California massive wildfires: at least 11 killed and 100 injured

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According to authorities, hundreds of firefighters were battling, on Monday night, in 17 different fires across multiple countries around the state. The fire intensified by the heavy winds charred at about 90,000 acres of land, forcing nearly 20,000 residents to evacuate.

Video: Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California fire, before and after wildfires, forest fires Napa

Ken Pimlott, the California Fire Director, later said at a press conference the fire ignited on Sunday night and Monday which later spread swiftly due to the dry conditions.

A resident of Nepa, Jesus Torres said:

We gathered up a few of our things and our pets and headed out to our car. We could see the sky was turning red. …We didn’t know until the last second. There was smoke all over the area.

In the hope of federal emergency aid, Governor Jerry Brown wrote letters to President Donald Trump on Monday afternoon.

Northern California massive wildfires: at least 11 killed and 100 injured

Northern California massive wildfires: at least 11 killed and 100 injured

Source: cnn

The National Weather Service has informed that very low relative humidity would continue to pose a critical threat through Tuesday morning, mentioning that winds were expected to weaken later in the day and on Wednesday.