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13:50, 10 October 2017

At least 10 dead as fires rage in Northern California

AKIPRESS.COM - Fifteen wildfires raged across Northern California, with the biggest ones scorching the state's famous wine country, killing at least 10 people, and burning over 1,500 homes and businesses, CNN reported citing authorities.

The fires burned into the night Monday in California's wine country destinations -- Napa, Mendocino and Sonoma counties -- with flames ripping through the lush, picturesque landscape.

Here's what we know so far, according to California authorities.

• Ten people have died and the number is expected to grow. Seven deaths were reported in the city of Santa Rosa in Sonoma County, one death in Mendocino County and two in Napa County, according to officials.

• More than 100 people were being treated at Napa- and Sonoma-area hospitals for fire-related injuries or health issues including burns, smoke inhalation and shortness of breath.

• Wildfires were burning over 119,032 acres in California, as of Monday night.

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