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More than a dozen fires have burned more than 1,500 structures in Northern California, with more than a dozen dead as of Tuesday afternoon.
CNN lays down the facts:
- More than 119,000 acres burned, much of it in wine country – Napa and Sonoma counties.
- Fires surged behind hurricane force winds (79 mph gusts) – about the same speed as Hurricane Nate at its landfall a few days ago.
- Nearly 35,000 are without power.
- No rain is forecast for the next seven days.
Cat modeling firm RMS notes that the fires, taken together, are already the fifth most destructive in state history, as measured in the number of homes destroyed.
The Insurance Information Institute has background information on wildfires here.
Source: DRJ New feed