Deadly California wildfires keep growing in size and number
October 12, 2017
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The wildfires tearing through California wine country flared anew Wednesday, growing in size and number as authorities issued new evacuation orders and announced that hundreds more homes and businesses had been lost. The death toll climbed to 21 and was expected to rise higher still.
At least 3,500 homes and businesses have been destroyed since the fires started Sunday, making them the third deadliest and most destructive blazes in state history.
"We have had big fires in the past. This is one of the biggest, most serious, and it's not over," Gov. Jerry Brown sai...